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 Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Rehear U.S. v. Texas Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement today that it would not rehear U.S. v. Texas:
“Today’s Supreme Court announcement leaves millions of immigrants in danger of being deported and torn away from their families. President Obama acted entirely within his rights in 2014 when he announced his executive actions to expand DACA and initiate DAPA. In June, when the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 and prevented these actions from proceeding, that tie should have been a sign that the Senate needed to fill the court's empty seat so the case could be reheard and the tie could be broken. Sadly, Senate Republicans have kept blocking President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Today's terrible news reminds us why we need nine justices on the Supreme Court as soon as possible, but it also reminds us why Congress must come together to pass comprehensive immigration reform th
Rep. Roybal-Allard Speaks at New LA Federal Courthouse Ribbon-Cutting Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) spoke at today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, a project she spent years leading the fight to build as a member of Congress. In the 1990s, when the congresswoman represented Downtown Los Angeles, she was asked by District Court Judges to shepherd the judges’ request for authorization and funding for a new Los Angeles federal courthouse through the federal approval process. She agreed, and kept up the pressure to build this new courthouse over the course of three presidential administrations; innumerable congressional committee chairs, agency administrators, and federal judicial conference leaders; and countless inspection visits, tours, and meetings with members of Congress and federal investigative agencies.
“I am happy and humbled to have helped lead the effort to build this magnificent courthouse,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “We knew building a new courthouse would
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on tonight’s passage of a Fiscal Year 2017 Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 9, 2016:
“It is disappointing that, once again, Republican leaders have failed to complete the appropriations process on time, and decided that critical government funding decisions can be delayed until December. While I voted for tonight’s Continuing Resolution so that our government can keep functioning, I have cast my vote in the hope that Congress will act in December to pass an omnibus spending bill that does more to create jobs, bolster paychecks, improve our infrastructure, and keep our country safe.
“The CR includes a badly needed and long-overdue $1.1 billion to fund our fight against the Zika virus. While I would have preferred a bill that funded President Obama's $1.9 billion Zika request, the funding in this resolution is an important first step in helping us to combat
Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqILVbNEq4.
Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement:
"Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Each year, from September 15th to October 15th, we gather as a nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the many contributions our Latino communities have made to our country. These include enriching our arts and sciences, defending our country by bravely serving in our Armed Forces, creating millions of small businesses and jobs through our entrepreneurial spirit, and serving our communities as teachers, doctors, nurses, and law enforcement officers. These and many more contributions are cause for celebration, not only by Latinos, but by all Americans.