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The U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district, serving since 2003.
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ENG: 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 ...
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Roybal-Allard Announces $125,000 MLK Day of Service Grant

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 ...

Minority Teenage Pregnancy Bill Touted by Lawmakers

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 ...

Longoria and Congr. Roybal Allard Introduce CARE act ...

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 ...

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Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on President Obama to Protect DREAMers with Pardon
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to release a letter they have written to President Obama asking him to use the President’s pardon authority to protect DREAMers – young people who were brought to the United States as children and signed up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  The letter can be read here, and a document with information about the President’s pardon power can be read here. Since it began in 2012, approximately 750,000 young people have come forward to register under the DACA initiative. They have paid fees, submitted fingerprints, and undergone a background check. The goal of the program is to protect from deportation these young immigrants who are assets to their communities. The press conference can be viewed here.  Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement as prepared for delivery is below.
Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Succeed in Getting GAO to Conduct Child Labor Study
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) celebrated their victory in securing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the presence of child labor in the United States, including the latest statistics and trends regarding children working in agriculture.  Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a leader in the effort to protect child workers in the agricultural sector, having introduced the CARE Act (Children’s Act for Responsible Employment) since 2001.  The CARE Act seeks to raise U.S. labor standards and protections for children working in agriculture to the same level set for children in all other industries, while retaining current exemptions for family farms and agricultural education programs. “I am elated that GAO has agreed to overhaul out-of-date findings on U.S. child laborers in agriculture and throughout our workforce,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, a Member of the House Labor, Health and Human S
Rep. Roybal-Allard Opposes Appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has signed a letter with more than 100 of her House colleagues opposing President-elect Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. “Steve Bannon’s history of promoting racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia is dangerously troubling,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard.  “Making him the White House Chief Strategist sends a reckless message contrary to our American values.  His appointment adds to fears that a Trump Administration will be governed by division and hate, rather than reconciliation and tolerance. “The only reason Steve Bannon should ever be let into the White House is to take the tour.” The letter, which is being led by Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), appears below. ---------- Dear President-elect Trump: Immediately following your victory, many Americans were optimistic and hopeful that you would take the steps ne
Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Rollout of Folic Acid-Fortified Corn Masa Flour
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who led the years-long fight to permit folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in order to reduce deadly birth defects among Latinos, visited the Northgate Gonzalez Market in Bell yesterday to celebrate the rollout of this fortified flour in U.S. supermarkets.  The market is one of many across the country that now carry Gruma’s folic acid-fortified Maseca corn masa flour.  Congresswoman Roybal-Allard championed the congressional push for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the voluntary addition of folic acid to corn masa flour, and the FDA finally gave its approval in April to permit corn masa flour manufacturers to add up to 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of flour. “After years of fighting in public and behind the scenes to make this happen, I am so gratified to see folic-acid fortified corn masa flour on supermarket shelves,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard.  “We know that mothers-to-be n

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