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 Presents Water Safety PSA with The ZAC Foundation Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has joined with The ZAC Foundation, a national leader in water safety education and drowning prevention, to film a public service announcement about water safety. The PSA is released in the lead-up to the Fourth of July weekend, a time when drownings are typically at a high point. The PSA is available for download here, and can also be viewed on YouTube.
“I’m so pleased to team up with The ZAC Foundation for this public service announcement to tell families about water safety,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “As they visit LA County’s pools and beaches this summer, I hope adults and children will watch our PSA and keep its lifesaving lessons in mind.”
“Our goal is to educate as many children and parents as possible on water safety, and these PSAs are doing just that. We are extremely grateful to have Congresswoman Roybal-Allard join us and spread this crucial message during a time when drown
REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS APPLAUD ANNOUNCEMENT OF DHS REVIEW OF PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Jared Polis (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), and Xavier Becerra (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson that the Department will review its use of private contractors to operate immigration detention centers. This announcement follows the Department of Justice’s August 18th announcement that it will end its use of for-profit prisons.
“We applaud the news that DHS will look into its use of privately-run immigrant detention facilities. The recent decision by DOJ was a recognition that privately-run prisons are not in the interest of taxpayers and fail to reliably provide humane and secure conditions for the incarcerated. We have those same concerns for privately-run immigrant detention facilities, particularly considering ICE currentl
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Members of California's Congressional Delegation, Angelenos Affected by Gun Violence, and Local Leaders Urge Vote on Bills to Prevent Gun Violence At Los Angeles City Hall today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined fellow members of Congress from Southern California’s congressional delegation, Angelenos affected by gun violence, and community leaders committed to gun safety, including representatives from the LGBTQ and Muslim communities, in calling on Congress to vote on bills to prevent gun violence. Watch the video of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s remarks here, followed by remarks from Adela Barajas of L.A.U.R.A. Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts.
“Enough is enough. It is long past time for Congress to make sensible gun control a national priority,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Democrats are ready to vote on bills to strengthen our background check system and keep terrorist suspects from buying guns. In the name of my constituents, in the name of the countless American families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence, and in the name of all those who fear that a
Rep. Roybal-Allard’s STOP Act Reauthorization to Prevent Underage Drinking Gets Committee Hearing This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1717), introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40). The bill reauthorizes Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s STOP Underage Drinking Act, a 2006 law which addressed the epidemic problem of underage drinking in America. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), testified in support of the STOP Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act at today’s hearing.
The original STOP Act, which passed Congress unanimously with broad bipartisan and bicameral support, was based on recommendations by the National Alliance to Prevent Underage Drinking (NAPUD), and represented an unprecedented collaboration between that advocacy community and all segments of the alcohol beverage industry. Authorization for the law expired in 2010. The ST