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 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
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
Democratic House Members Hold Forum on Impact of Trump Immigration Policies on Children and Families This afternoon, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, held an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impact of Trump Administration immigration policies on children and families. The forum placed particular focus on the harm of separating children from their parents, whether those separations occur at the U.S. border or within the United States itself. The forum was livestreamed at http://www.dems.gov/live and at https://www.facebook.com/HouseDemocrats/videos/10155053280753548.
The forum heard remarks from special guests House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as Working Group Co-Chairs Congresswomen Roybal-Allard and Jayapal. Additional members included House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley (NY-14), and Congressmembers Nanette Diaz Barragá
Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Public Health Leaders Introduce National Public Health Week Resolutions Today, Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and her fellow co-chairs Congressmembers Kay Granger (TX-12), Gene Green (TX-29), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize April 3rd through 9th as National Public Health Week 2017. They were joined by 15 other members as original co-sponsors of the House resolution. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced a Senate version of the resolution.
Since 1995, National Public Health Week has been an occasion for public health organizations to promote awareness of the importance of public health and to build support for strategies to meet America’s public health needs. The theme for this year’s National Public Health Week is “Healthiest Nation 2030,” emphasizing a goal of making America the healthiest nation in one generation. National Public Health Week is organized by the American P