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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement Opposing Addition of Citizenship Question to Census
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement responding to the Commerce Department’s announcement that a new citizenship question would be added to the 2020 Census: “The Census’s new citizenship question is another shameful Trump assault on our democracy. It will undoubtedly drive down Census participation, and cost our neighborhoods federal funds and seats in Congress. Trump is worried about losing power, so he's trying to take power away from our communitie... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress, released the following video statement in honor of Women's History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxw4YJTss0Y. The video can also be viewed on Twitter and Facebook. Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard from California’s 40th Congressional District. “March is Women’s History Month, a time we honor the extraordinary... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6jY9IXkRR0 Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, representing California’s 40th Congressional District. "America was founded on the self-evident truth that all men and women are created equal. Throughout our history, America has aspired to live up to that truth and to be a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbepLKB5eZk Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Every year during the month of February, we take time to reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans have made to this nation throughout its history. We recognize and appreciate the collective strength that... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Opposes Appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has signed a letter with more than 100 of her House colleagues opposing President-elect Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. “Steve Bannon’s history of promoting racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia is dangerously troubling,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Making him the White House Chief Strategist sends a reckless message contrary to our American values. His appoint... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqILVbNEq4. Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Each year, from September 15th to October 15th, we gather as a nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Energy and Environment, Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about her vote today against the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which failed to pass the House today: “As a member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, I worked hard to ensure that our bill would be good for America and good for my Los Angeles communities. I included language encouraging the Army Corps of Engineers... Read more

  • Los Angeles Area Members of Congress Hear Testimony at “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” Voting Rights Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), and Judy Chu (CA-27) today heard testimony from experts on the importance of strengthening voting rights protections at the “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” forum at East Los Angeles College. Held in conjunction with the Democratic Outreach & Engagement Task Force, the “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” forum hosted expert panelists for a discussion about steps Congress should take to ensure every American’s right to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Veterans, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote today against the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill: “Today, House Republican leaders engaged in a shameful abuse of power during consideration of the fiscal year 2017 MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill. “When they saw that Rep. Maloney’s amendment prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination was about to be approved, GOP leaders held the vote open until they could force enough ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Planting of Memorial Tree for Rep. Edward R. Roybal at U.S. Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Civil Rights, Seniors, Housing, Education

    This afternoon, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the planting of a tree on the U.S. Capitol Grounds in honor of her father, the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal. The tree, a red oak (Quercus rubra), was planted on the south side of the U.S. House along Southwest Drive, near the intersection of Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street. Congressman Roybal served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1993, and was one of the era’s leading congressional voices on h... Read more