Lucille Roybal-Allard (born June 12, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes downtown Los Angeles.
Early life, education and career
She was born in Boyle Heights, California, the daughter of Representative Edward R. Roybal and Lucille Beserra Roybal. She was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California, and California State University, Los Angeles. She was a public relations officer and fund raising executive. She was also a member of the California State Assembly from 1986 to 1992.
U.S. House of Representatives
She currently sits on the House Appropriations and Standards of Official Conduct committees. She has also served as the ...
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) announced today that the Cesar Chavez Foundation headquartered in Los Angeles will receive a $125,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to support service projects for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service.
The grant will support the Cesar Chavez Foundation and a network of subgrantees to strengthen the educational achievement of low-performing students in five states (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas) which have large Hispanic populations. The subgrantees will mobilize more than 1,700 ...
Legislation Provides Federal Funding for Minority Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
Despite the fact that our nation has made progress to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy, many minority communities continue to struggle with disproportionately high rates.
To address disturbing statistics that show over half of all Latina and African American girls will become pregnant at least once before they turn 20, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer introduced The Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2011.
“Teenage pregnancies often lead to ...
At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, June 16th, Actor and Activist Eva Longoria and Shine Global joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) and other child advocates in announcing the introduction of “The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment” (CARE), legislation which ensures adequate protections for children working in our nation’s agricultural fields.
“Agriculture is the only industry governed by labor laws that allow children as young as 12 to work with virtually no restrictions on the number of hours they spend in the fields outside of ...
Rep. Roybal-Allard Urges Veto of UN Security Council Resolution Offered by Egypt Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding a potential vote in the United Nations Security Council on Israeli settlement activity:
"If the resolution comes to a vote in the UN Security Council, I urge the Obama Administration to veto it. As written, this one-sided resolution erroneously places the blame for the ongoing conflict on Israel. A conclusive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will require direct negotiations between the two parties. This conflict will not be brought closer to an end by passing this resolution against Israel. In fact, it will undermine efforts toward peace."
Rep. Roybal-Allard Hails Enactment of STOP Underage Drinking Act Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and other leaders in the fight against underage drinking celebrated the reauthorization of her Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has been signed into law by President Obama. The original STOP Act, a law to address the epidemic problem of underage drinking in America, passed Congress unanimously in 2006. The law was based on recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, and represented an unprecedented collaboration between that advocacy community and all segments of the alcohol beverage industry. Authorization for the law expired in 2010, though the government has continued to fund the bill’s programs in subsequent years. The reauthorization of the STOP Act ensures that this funding will remain in place for five more years.
“The STOP Act’s reauthorization is an important victory in our nation’s fight against underage drinking,” said C
Congressmembers Respond to Letter from DHS Secretary Johnson Regarding the Privacy of DACA Recipients Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a response to a December 5th letter sent by 111 Members of Congress calling on President Obama to protect the private information of those who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The December letter, led by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Judy Chu (CA-27), Zoe Lofgren (CA-29), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), specifically suggests an Executive Order that would prohibit the use of DACA enrollees’ information for purposes other than originally intended, including for purposes of deportation. In his response, Secretary Johnson cited past DHS policy to use personal information in as limited a way as possible, but did not respond to the request for an executive order or prospects that precedent will be respected in a future administration. The authors of the letter released the following statements:
“It is good to know that under President
Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces She Will Reintroduce Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that in the new Congress starting in January, she will reintroduce her bill to establish a commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman’s current bill to create the commission, H.R. 6314, has not been considered by the House of Representatives this year.
“It is long past time for us to have a complete accounting of this dark period in our nation’s history,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “As the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress, I have been proud to call for the first-ever official inquiry into the Mexican Repatriation. The commission I have proposed in this bill will help us get the