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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Applauds Passage of Historic Families & Workers-First Coronavirus Legislation and Its Emergency Relief for California
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Energy and Environment, Transportation, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Housing, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) applauded the House’s passage of historic Families and Workers-First legislation, which then went to the president’s desk for his signature. “I am proud to support the CARES Act, a historic piece of legislation, as part of House Democrats’ ongoing effort to bring urgently needed relief to families, workers, and small businesses in our 40th District and across America,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “While this legislation is a crucial step in the rig... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Letter Urging House Oversight on Delta Fuel Dump & FAA Response
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), whose districts and communities were affected by the January 14 Delta Airlines jet fuel dump, sent a letter to the leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee. The congresswomen’s letter formally requested that the committee hold an oversight hearing regarding the fuel dump, and require the Federal Aviation Admi... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Letter to FAA with Questions on Delta Jet Fuel Dump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) have sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson asking numerous pressing questions about the January 14 Delta Airlines jet fuel dump in and around their districts, and the circumstances and procedures surrounding that fuel dump. A PDF of the letter can be found here, and the text of the letter can be seen below. In addition, the F... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Delta Jet Fuel Dump Over CA-40 Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the Delta jet fuel dump over her 40th District communities: “My staff and I are closely monitoring the response with regard to the parts of our 40th Congressional District, including Cudahy's Park Avenue Elementary, that were directly affected when Delta Flight 89 declared an emergency and dumped fuel to safely land at LAX. I am in communication with Delta, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local emergenc... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding her vote today for the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act: “Today, I voted for the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which combines parts of the House and Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills passed through each chamber earlier this year. The WIIN Act takes an important step forward in addressing the water needs of Southern California ... 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Signing of Exide Funding Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of communities around the former Exide facility: “This spending bill marks an important step in our fight to clean up the communities around Exide. I commen... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Report About Child Blood Lead Levels Near Exide
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement about the California Department of Public Health's finding that children living near the Exide plant had higher blood lead levels in 2012 than those who lived farther away: “I wish I could say I was surprised by the Department of Public Health's report of elevated blood lead levels i... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Exide and Community Activism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Today, a press conference is being held in Boyle Heights to honor the community activism that contributed to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents Vernon and many of the surrounding communities, is issuing the following statement on the event: “As a mother and a grand... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Gov. Brown’s Exide Cleanup Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown's proposal of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide facility: “I am very pleased to hear that Governor Brown is proposin... Read more