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 Helps Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is an original cosponsor of H.R. 816, the bipartisan Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, which would improve government agencies’ reporting about their progress to replace inaccurate, multimillion-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly, and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics, and other substances. Among the agencies covered by the act are the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard introduced the bill alongside Congressmembers Mike Bishop (MI-08), Vern Buchanan (FL-16), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Tom Marino (PA-10), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ed Royce (CA-39), and Dina Titus (NV-01).
“I am proud to help introduce the FACT Act so that Congress and taxpayers will know if government agencies are meeting their mandat
Rep. Roybal-Allard Names Rep. Jayapal as Co-Chair of Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform at 2017 Kickoff Meeting Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, announced that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) would join her as Working Group Co-Chair during the group’s 2017 kickoff meeting on Thursday. The meeting, which was held at Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s Capitol Hill office, was attended by numerous members of the Women’s Working Group, including congresswomen and representatives of immigration groups. The Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform was formed in 2013 to ensure that women’s voices are heard in the immigration debate, and that America’s immigration policies reflect the interests of women and children.
“I am so excited to have Congresswoman Jayapal join me as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “As an immigrant to America herself, a longtime civil rights activist, and the firs
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Arrests in Southern California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in Southern California:
I am outraged to hear of the recent ICE arrests in Southern California. If the Trump Administration is genuinely concerned about threats to American security, it should prioritize violent felons and others who pose real danger.
My office has been working to get detailed information from ICE, specifically: the rationale for targeting individuals who have no violent or criminal histories; how many people are being detained; how many detainees are children, how many are women, and how many are men; the expected processing time for deportation; in which cities these immigration sweeps took place; how children of those individuals removed are affected; where these individuals are being held; and whether the detainees have documented access to attorneys.
I am working with my constituents and the immigrant community to
Reps. Roybal-Allard & Lowey Issue Statement on Cost of Border Wall Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, and Nita Lowey (NY-17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports of an internal DHS cost estimate of $21.6 billion to construct a 2,000 mile wall on the southern border:
“$21.6 billion would be enough money to extend the Pell program year-round, benefiting career-focused students in accelerating their degree completion and getting on the job, with enough left over to train 2 million Americans for careers in high skill industries. It would be enough for a massive infusion to protect public and private cyber networks from malicious attacks, and help local law enforcement agencies keep communities safe.
“Spending this amount of money on a border wall that has not undergone exhaustive review and analysis would be a tragic misallocation of resources and a clear example of the majority’s