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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC - “I was proud to vote for the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We have a firm obligation to do all we can to protect those who protect us. That’s why I’m happy this bill makes long-overdue reforms to how the U.S. military prosecutes sexual assault in the ranks. It creates an Office of the Special Victim Prosecutor to address special victim crimes including sexual assault, sexual harassment, all offenses against a child under the age of 18, and more. The... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Alex Padilla’s Appointment to U.S. Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Civil Rights, Budget, Energy and Environment, Seniors, Transportation, Veterans, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Housing, Education, Animal Rights

    “I am thrilled with Governor Newsom’s decision to appoint California’s Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, to serve as United States Senator from California. Secretary Padilla will serve for the remainder of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ term in the United States Senate. “Secretary Padilla is an Angeleno through and through, and I am proud to have watched his career as he has devoted himself in service to the people of California. From his role on the Los Angeles City Council as a member and... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Veterans with Chiropractic Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led a bipartisan group of 28 congressmembers in introducing the Chiropractic Care for Veterans Act, which will make chiropractic care a standard benefit for veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care. Nearly half of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek care for back and joint pain, which is commonly caused by combat and blast injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and use of heavy gear. “I am honored to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Urges Pentagon to Protect CA Soldiers, Permanently End Recoupment of Bonus Overpayments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter regarding the Pentagon’s efforts to take back bonus overpayments that were made to California National Guard soldiers. Secretary Carter recently announced that the Pentagon will suspend these efforts. The letter, which is signed by more than 200 Members of Congress, urges Secretary Carter to waive these bonus recoupments in appropriate cases, and to inform Congress if he believes he does not... 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 Statement on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill: “Our veterans and our communities deserve more than the totally inadequate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill which passed the House yesterday. This bill falls far short of providing sufficient funding for Veterans Affairs, offering a staggering $1.4 bil... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD VOTES IN FAVOR OF STUDENT LOAN HELP
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement on voting for the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 to fix student loan interest rates: Unfortunately the ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 did not support the future students of our nation. However, I voted for the less than ideal student loan compromise bill because it prevented the doubling of interest rates for today’s students. Without this bill passing, 11 million undergraduate borrow... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD HOLDS JOB FAIR FOR 850 ANGELENOS IN HUNTINGTON PARK
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Saturday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard hosted a job fair at Salt Lake Park in Huntington Park. The fair featured 37 employers and drew over 850 local job seekers. Fourteen veteran services organizations, including the VA and LA District Director Dennis Kueva, offered special resources for job seeking veterans. The Mobile Vet Unit was also on site to review pending VA claims. “As our economy continues to recover, it is important that we keep the focus on jobs,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Al... Read more

  • REPS. ROYBAL-ALLARD, NAPOLITANO & CHU MEET WITH LOS ANGELES VA ON SERVICE SLOWDOWN
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Thursday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) held a meeting at her district office in Santa Fe Springs with Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34), and Dennis Kuewa, Director of Veterans Affairs for the Los Angeles Region, to review a recent Office of Inspector General VA report and receive an explanation for the slow response times local veterans have reported from the Los Angeles Veterans Administration. “Veterans deserve the best service that we can provide,” Napolitano sa... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD ATTENDS VETERANS DAY EVENTS ACROSS THE DISTRICT
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Roybal-Allard joined local community leaders and veterans in Downey, Commerce and Huntington Park this week to honor the commitment and sacrifice of the United States armed services. At each event Representative Roybal-Allard spoke of the heroism displayed across generations by the men and women who wear this nation’s uniform, and the debt of gratitude owed by all who benefit from their sacrifices. ### Read more