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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Balanced Budget Amendment Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform and the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about her vote today against H.J.Res. 2, which proposes a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Today, House Republicans tried to get some cover for their deficit-exploding tax scam by voting on a so-called balanced budget constitutional ame... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Appointed to New Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) was appointed today by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as one of four House Democrats on the newly created Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. The committee will provide recommendations and legislative language to significantly improve the budget and appropriations process. As the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, with nearly 20 years of experience as a House Appropriato... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard: "We Can't Keep Kicking the Can Down the Road"
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Budget, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement on the three-week Continuing Resolution: “I oppose this so-called ‘deal’ on a three-week continuing resolution because it does not get us any closer to a bipartisan budget agreement that will enable us to complete our work on the appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2018, and because it does not give us a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget is a shameful document, stunningly out of touch with our nation’s priorities and needs. By gutting and eliminating important security, infrastructure, education, health, and social welfare programs, the president disrespects the American people, our Ameri... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard issued the following statement about her vote for the bill: “I support the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. While I have concerns about portions of the bill, including the impact it may have on some of our ho... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reacts to House Republican Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2015 House Republican Budget: The federal budget is about much more than just dollars and cents. It is a moral document that reflects our values and our vision for our nation’s future. Unfortunately the Republican budget before us is a reflection of misguided priorities and values. Instead of creating jobs and opportunity for the middle class and those aspiring to realize the American dream the Republ... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE RYAN BUDGET
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement on the Republican (Ryan) Budget: This week we were faced with a series of votes on funding proposals to guide our federal budget priorities for the next 10 years. I supported proposals that were carefully crafted to protect our economic recovery; ensure the health and welfare of our most vulnerable; strengthen the middle class; and educate and train the next generation to meet the challenges of global economy. Unfortunat... Read more

  • REP. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD STATEMENT ON FAILURE OF 'SUPERCOMMITTEE' TO REACH AGREEMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today the members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "Super Committee" announced that they were unable to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011. "It's tragic that once again Democratic attempts at compromise were foiled by Republican intransigence on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, “said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. “Republicans refused to consider a balanced approach of increased revenue and spending reduct... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Statement on the Final Debt Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    “I voted “No” on the Budget Control Act, a bill that was forced on this Congress by the extreme right of the Republican Party, because it is a bad and unbalanced bill with potentially dire consequences for my constituents and the American people. This so called “compromise” is a lopsided bill which focuses only on spending cuts and does not include one dollar of the increased revenue needed to successfully address our nation’s looming deficit. The Budget Control Act saddles low income and middle... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Votes Against Republican Budget Plan: Calls the Measure Damaging to Our Country
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Seniors, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Calling proposed Republican budget cuts damaging to our country and especially cruel to our nation’s seniors, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined her Democratic colleagues in Congress today in opposing the Republican 2012 budget plan voted on today and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. While protecting tax cuts for the wealthy and subsidies for oil companies, the Republican plan would dismantle Medicaid, resulting in restricting access to care for the most vulnerable Am... Read more