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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates South LA’s Promise Zone Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) was at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to celebrate the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated South Los Angeles as a Promise Zone. The designation means that the federal government will help South LA leaders implement a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and educational opportunities, reduce violent crime, and strengthen the local economy. This help will be provided through access to g... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Issues Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Energy and Environment, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) voted for the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September 2016. She issued the following statement about the bill: “As the ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I can attest that Division F of the bill before us today, which provides funds for the Department of Homeland Security, is the result of careful consideration, intense scrutiny, and bipartisan collaboration. I want to thank Chair... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvz2jD3UicU. Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. As the first Mexican-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, I am happy to help celebrate September 15th t... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Bass Welcome HUD Secretary Castro to South Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy, Housing, Education

    As part of their ongoing work to increase affordable housing in Los Angeles, address the needs of the city’s homeless, create jobs, and invest in the local economy, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Karen Bass (CA-37) welcomed U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to South Los Angeles on Monday. “It was a privilege to show Secretary Castro how the federal government has been able to partner with South Los Angeles leaders and advocates on local housing ini... Read more