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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Conference Agreement to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, delivered the following speech in the House this evening prior to a vote on the conference committee’s agreement to fund the government: “Let me begin by thanking the ranking member of the subcommittee, Chuck Fleischmann, for the courteous way in which he represented and fought for the Minority’s priorities. “... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Detention Beds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding a cap on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds: “For far too long, the Trump administration has been tearing communities apart with its cruel immigration policies. A cap on ICE detention beds will force the Trump administration to prioritize deportation for... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces DACA Recipient as SOTU Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original coauthor of the Dream Act, is pleased to announce that her guest for the president’s State of the Union address this Tuesday will be Kenia Yaritza Arredondo Ramos, a DACA recipient and aspiring registered nurse currently attending Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Ms. Arredondo, 30, is also a resident of the congresswoman’s 40th Congressional District of California. “I am so glad to be joined at this year’s State of the Union by Kenia A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: “Thank you, Madam Chair. I am pleased we are able to get to work on finalizing a full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. “The proposal I’ve presented will be the basis for the House majority position for this conference. Based on a holistic analysis of ... Read more

  • House Democratic Conferees Unveil Proposal for Smart, Effective Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) today released a list of House Democratic proposals for smart, effective border security that Democrats will advocate for in the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security. “Within the limited funding available in the bill, we will be fighting for balanced investments across the Department’s mission areas. And we will be push... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trump Shutdown Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about President Trump announcing he would support ending the Trump Shutdown without funding for his border wall: “The Trump Shutdown has been a tragic and totally unnecessary assault on America and our federal workers. The president has rightly agreed to do what Democrats have been advocating all along — open the government immediately with no conditions, in... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Officially Named Chair of DHS Appropriations Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House Democratic Caucus has officially named Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the 116th Congress. The news makes Congresswoman Roybal-Allard the first Latina in American history to chair a House Appropriations Subcommittee. Her selection as an Appropriations Subcommittee Chair, or “Cardinal,” was approved by the House Democratic Caucus, based on the recommendation of the House Democratic Steering and Policy... Read more

  • House Democrats Release Legislation to Reopen Department of Homeland Security Through February 28
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman-designate Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) today released legislation to end the Trump Shutdown and reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House this week. The legislation, H.J. Res. 31, is a Continuing Resolution that reopens Homeland Security through February 28 and ensures that Homeland Secu... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Responds to Trump Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair-designate of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about the president’s speech this afternoon: “Unfortunately, the president doesn’t understand that an honest negotiation can’t take place while he’s holding the government hostage. He proudly claimed ownership of the shutdown, and now he owns the fact that the families of 800,000 federal workers are trying to make ends meet without a paycheck. He o... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & DeLauro Promise Congressional Oversight Following Trump Administration Family Separation Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Chair-designate of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair-designate of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statements in response to the new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General report on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. “Today's report sheds horrifying new lig... Read more