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  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR PROMISE ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy, Housing, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard joined President Barack Obama at the White House as he announced the first five “Promise Zones”— high-poverty areas where the federal government will partner with and invest in communities to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety. “This is a tremendous opportunity for greater Los Angeles and the selected communities across the nation,” said Congresswoman Lucille ... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR ON POVERTY WITH RENEWED COMMITMENT TO EXPANDING THE AMERICAN DREAM
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard marked the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty with the following statement: President Johnson led the nation with key initiatives like Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Pell Grants, and nutrition assistance that have lifted millions of American families out of destitution and despair. The War on Poverty and efforts that followed have helped move millions out of poverty – particularly America’s seniors. From 1967 to 2012, the percentage of seniors livi... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD SPEAKS OUT ABOUT LEGISLATIVE CHARADE
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard delivered the following speech in the House of Representatives: Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to yet another disingenuous legislative charade by my Republican colleagues to appear as if they are doing something about the government shutdown they caused. The fact is, Republicans can open the government today by bringing a clean Continuing Resolution to the floor. Instead Republicans are singling out the WIC program to fool the American people into be... Read more

  • REP. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD RELEASES STATEMENT ON FISCAL CLIFF COMPROMISE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 257 to 167 to pass legislation to prevent tax rates from rising on middle class families, delay draconian federal spending cuts by two months, and ensure unemployment compensation is available for the long-term unemployed. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard voted in favor of the legislation and released the following statement: “I am pleased that we were able to pass a bipartisan compromise to protect middle class individuals and families... 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

  • REP.ROYBAL-ALLARD HAILS FUNDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS IN LA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard applauded the awarding of more than $6.4 million to the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program (CHP) to create and/or preserve law enforcement jobs. CHP provides funding to address the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. “This is great news for the City of Los Angeles,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Creating and preserving jobs needs to continue to be at ... Read more

  • REP ROYBAL-ALLARD HAILS $12 MILLION AWARD TO HELP JOB SEEKERS IN LOS ANGELES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard hailed the announcement of a $12 million Workforce Innovation Fund Grant for the City of Los Angeles. The Workforce Innovation Fund, administered by the US Department of Labor, awards grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help Americans return to work by delivering services more efficiently, facilitating cooperation across programs and funding streams, and focusing on partnerships with specific employers or industry sectors to develop p... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD DENOUNCES REPUBLICAN BUDGET
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Washington, DC—Today, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement on the Ryan Republican Fiscal Year 2013 budget: “This budget would end Medicare and Medicaid as we know it, and undermine many other programs people rely on everyday to meet their most basic needs,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “The underlying assumption the Ryan/Republican budget makes is that the rich have too little and the poor have too much. This assumption has resulted in a draconian budget tha... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD REACTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Economy, Housing

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statements regarding President Obama’s State of the Union message: Jobs “I agree wholeheartedly with the President that this is a make or break moment for the middle class and those working hard to reach it. We must do more to create jobs and restore people’s confidence. Students who work hard to obtain a degree should be secure in the knowledge that there will be jobs available to them when they graduate. The President is right; Congre... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD HAILS GSA ANNOUNCEMENT TO MOVE FORWARD ON LOS ANGELES COURTHOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard today commended the General Services Administration (GSA) for moving forward with its efforts to bring a new federal courthouse to Los Angeles. “This is a critically needed facility that will resolve the long-standing security and space needs of the U.S. District Court,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “This project will give an immediate, major boost to Los Angeles’ economy, and we expect the courthouse to create thousands of new jobs in the construction i... Read more