Lucille (Lucille) Roybal-Allard (D-40)

US Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

Lucille (Lucille) Roybal-Allard (D-40)
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Capitol: 202.225.1766
FAX: 202.226.0350
District: 323.721.8790
Representative
Room 2083 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0540
500 Citadel Drive
Commerce, CA 90040-1550
Residence:Los Angeles, CA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Co-ChairCongressional Public Health Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Maternity Care
Co-ChairCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft and Fraud
FC MemberCongressional E-Learning Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

In 1992, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard became the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress. She has distinguished herself throughout her congressional career as a dedicated advocate for the dignity and well-being of all Americans. The Congresswoman is the first Latina to serve as one of the 12 "cardinals" or chairs, of a House Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the first Latina to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. She is also the first woman to chair the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the first woman to chair the California Democratic congressional delegation; and the founder of the Women's Working Group on Immigration Reform. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is an original co-author of The Dream Act, which would allow certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and eventual American citizenship. In 2019, she introduced the newest version of this bill- HR 6, The Dream and Promise Act. Her Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act, which tests newborns for treatable genetic disorders, has helped to save the lives of thousands of babies. Her Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act has been instrumental in reducing underage drinking and its consequences. From her position on the House Appropriations Committee, she has spearheaded many federal projects that have created jobs and improved the lives of her constituents, including the new federal courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles, the Metro Gold Line Lightrail Eastside Extension, the deepening of the Port of Los Angeles, and the ongoing revitalization of the Los Angeles River. As Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, the Congresswoman continues to fight to ensure our homeland security personnel have the resources and guidance they need to keep our country safe against all threats, manmade and natural, and to treat immigrants humanely and with dignity and respect. She advocates for fair and just bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform which focuses on deporting those who threaten national security, and better secures our borders. She is also fighting for investments in the Coast Guard's air and marine fleets, including much-needed funding for its first heavy icebreaker in 40 years. The Congresswoman has been at the forefront of the fight to improve the quality and affordability of health services, and has successfully secured funding for local needs including infant and child care, prenatal health, dental care, HIV testing, substance abuse, diabetes treatment, and telehealth services. She has been equally successful in obtaining federal dollars for local education and labor projects, including job training and placement services, arts and vocational education, afterschool care, early education, magnet schools, and English literacy programs. She also ranks highly as a vocal congressional supporter of veterans, the rights of women and children, civil liberties, and animal rights. In addition to chairing the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard serves in many other positions- - Vice chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees federal funding for public education, workforce training, health care initiatives, and related agencies. - Member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, to which Speaker Pelosi appointed her in 2019. - Founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care. - Vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families. (Formerly the Congressional Task Force on Seniors) - Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). - Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). - Member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. - Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). - Member of the Democratic Leader's Council. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's accomplishments include- Creating Jobs for the 40th Congressional District and Greater Los Angeles Increasing the Fairness of Our Immigration System and Protecting Our Homeland Fighting for a Healthier District Strengthening Our Schools and Workforce Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is the eldest daughter of the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal and Lucille Beserra Roybal. She is married to Edward T. Allard III. Together, she and her husband have four children and nine grandchildren. She received her bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles. She also holds an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from National Hispanic University.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Edward T. Allard, III   DOB: 6/12/1941
Counties Representing
Los Angeles