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  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & DeLauro Call for Enforcement of Child Labor Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division Bryan Jarrett calling for a comprehensive DOL strategy to enforce child labor laws. Their letter follows a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study – commissioned at their request – which found that child labor accounts for a devastatingly high amount of work-related fatalities in the United States, especia... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & DeLauro Respond to GAO Child Labor Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued the following statement about today’s release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on child labor – a report which was written as a result of a letter that Reps. Roybal-Allard and DeLauro sent to the GAO in 2016: “The GAO report’s findings are damning. This report confirms that child labor is contributing to a devastating amount of fatalities in the United States – disproportionately so in the agricultural ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American congresswoman and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgtqGHbZejY. “I am proud to take this Hispanic Heritage Month to salute the history and accomplishments of our Latino communities, both in my 40th Congressional District of California and across the country,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “While this is ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Labor-HHS-Education/Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the conference committee for the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act for 2019 (H.R. 6157), issued the following statement on H.R. 6157 as it passed the House of Representatives: “I support the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157, and I commend Ranking Members Nit... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, Sen. Murray Reintroduce SAFE Act to Empower Domestic Violence Survivors by Breaking Down Economic and Educational Barriers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, have reintroduced the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, legislation to build on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by further breaking down barriers that domestic violence, sexual... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Ros-Lehtinen Introduce DREAM Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill allowing certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship. These young people, known as DREAMers, have lived in America since they were children and have built their lives here. America is the only home they know and love, and they are American in every way except for their immigration status. However, under current ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces CARE Act to Protect Child Farmworkers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led 12 of her fellow House members in reintroducing the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE) to ensure adequate protections for children working in American agriculture. “Agriculture is the only industry in which children as young as 12 are allowed to labor with virtually no restrictions on the number of hours they work outside of the school day,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “That is why, since 2001, I have introduced the CARE ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Wrong Choice Act to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote today against the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10), also known as the “Wrong Choice Act”: “Today, I voted against the Wrong Choice Act, a bill to roll back crucial Dodd-Frank reforms to our financial system. It is clear that House Republicans are using this bill to give a handout to predatory Wall Street lenders while putting working families at greater financial risk. The bill would once again subjec... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Presidential Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress: “In tonight’s speech, President Trump talked about unity, but unfortunately, so much of what he said was divisive and destructive. His demonization of immigrants and his continued assault on the Affordable Care Act continue a pattern of moving our nation down the wrong path. And after 40 days of hateful rhetoric and destructive actions, the words of... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Succeed in Getting GAO to Conduct Child Labor Study
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) celebrated their victory in securing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the presence of child labor in the United States, including the latest statistics and trends regarding children working in agriculture. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a leader in the effort to protect child workers in the agricultural sector, having introduced the CARE Act (Children’s Act for Responsible Employment)... Read more