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 ...
Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Condemns Sec. Kelly’s Intent to Separate Children and Parents at the Border Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led 25 congresswomen from the working group in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly voicing their serious concern and opposition regarding Secretary Kelly’s recent remarks on separating children from their parents when they are detained at the US border. The text of the congresswomen’s letter is at the bottom of this release, and can also be read here.
“Proposing to separate children from their parents in order to deter undocumented immigration is inhumane and utterly unacceptable,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “Parents who decide to bring their children on the dangerous and uncertain trek to the US border are often escaping violence, torture, and even death. I am stunned that Secretary Kelly is threatening to break up these families, and I will work with my colleagues in
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill which came to a vote in the House of Representatives today:
“As a member of Congress, it is my duty to ensure that the men and women who bravely protect our nation have the resources and training they need to do their jobs. I am pleased to support this full-year bill that funds the defense of our nation within budget caps, and does right by the military and civilians who defend our country all over the world.
“While it is regrettable that it has taken nearly half of fiscal year 2017 to bring an adequate, bipartisan Defense Appropriations bill to the House floor for consideration, I am hopeful that we will pass the ten outstanding appropriations bills with all possible speed, and with the same spirit of bipartisanship.”
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Revised Muslim Ban Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s revised Muslim ban:
“Despite some changes around the edges, President Trump’s revised Muslim ban is essentially the same misguided and unconstitutional document it was before. It is still unlawful, unwarranted, and unnecessary. The United States already has extensive vetting for travelers coming to the U.S.
“This ban on Muslims is simply bigotry wrapped in fear. America has a rich history of religious pluralism, and of welcoming refugees and other immigrants from all around the world. This ban goes against America’s values of tolerance, diversity, and compassion. I strongly urge court action to halt this disgraceful attempt to ban individuals, including refugees fleeing from persecution, from entering the United States based on their religion.”
Rep. Roybal-Allard Reintroduces Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has reintroduced her bill to establish the first-ever official 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 first introduced this legislation in 2016, as H.R. 6314, but it was not considered by the House of Representatives before the 114th Congress ended. The newly reintroduced bill is H.R. 1412.
“For many Mexican-Americans, and for countless other groups of Americans, the past weeks and months have been a time of heightened fear and uncertainty,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “The Mexican Repatriation reminds us that the U.S. government has taken harsh and destructive action in the past against a large population