Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

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We must continue to invest in evidence based maternity care models – such as the full integration of midwives and birth centers! Passing the #MidwivesforMOMSAct and the BABIES Act will expand access to both Midwives and Birth Centers across the country. 2/2
Today, I join @WTE_Project and millions of moms across the country to celebrate the 8th annual #BumpDay! This day commemorates a woman’s safe pregnancy & delivery while raising awareness of the existing maternal health disparities in the U.S. 1/2
The crises America faces have solutions—but we must act decisively to address them. I’m proud to have voted for the @HouseDemocrats funding bill that will combat climate change, bolster mental health services, support Veterans, & lower the cost of living for working families.
I stand with love & against prejudice. I proudly voted YES on the Respect for Marriage Act. Our basic freedoms are under threat by radical GOP appointed Justices. We must pass a federal law protecting Americans’ right to marry who they love- regardless of race or sex. #loveislove
988 is the new national number for suicide prevention, mental health and substance use crises. Dial or text 988 to talk to a trained crisis counselor who can give you advice and assistance in the moment you need it most.
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade reinstated restrictions over a woman’s right to her autonomy & reproductive freedom. Today I joined the @DemWomenCaucus in support of legislation seeking to protect women’s reproductive rights & access to abortion services.
Today, Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol. May our country will always remember him and the millions of others who fought to preserve freedom and democracy against the forces of tyranny and hatred.
My Midwives for MOMS Act would create two new federal funding streams for midwifery education, and would focus on educating students from minority or disadvantaged communities. 2/2
I was delighted to speak at a briefing today on Evidence-Based Midwifery and Birth Center Care in the United States. These models have been shown to improve maternal and infant outcomes, and lower costs for maternity care. 1/2
I am shocked and horrified by the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. My deepest sympathies are with his family and the Japanese people as they mourn his death.
The economy added more than 37,000 jobs last month and unemployment held steady at 3.6% - a near historic low. In fact, 98% of the jobs the economy lost during the pandemic are back. This is a historic recovery. Thank you President Biden for helping to put America back on track
I wish all my constituents a happy and safe Independence Day. As we celebrate America’s 246 birthday, let’s renew our dedication to our great democracy and its liberties.
Our childcare system is broken and forces parents to decide between caring for their children & earning enough to support their family. Today, @AppropsDems and I advanced a bill to increase funding for childcare & development programs, Head Start, & preschool grants.
Americans deserve safe commutes & quality affordable housing. Today, I joined my @AppropsDems colleagues to advance a bill that invests in our housing & transportation.
America’s workers deserve to have a safe, fair, and dignified workplace. Today, I voted to advance an @AppropsDems funding bill that invests in protecting workers against wage theft. youtube.com/watch?v=Ko28y3…
Today, @AppropsDems and I advanced a bill that improves our transportation infrastructure: youtu.be/Ko28y3KOSwo
Everyone deserves to live in a safe home. Today, @AppropsDems and I advanced a bill that protects Americans from lead and radon hazards in public and Section 8 housing. youtu.be/Ko28y3KOSwo
Today @AppropsDems and I advanced a funding bill that expands wealth-building opportunities through homeownership and self-sufficiency services for those who need it most. youtu.be/Ko28y3KOSwo
Every American deserves the dignity of having an affordable place to live. But millions do not. Today, my @AppropsDems colleagues and I advanced a bill that that works to expand affordable housing options. youtu.be/Ko28y3KOSwo
2/2 dream of what is possible for young black women and women of color everywhere, real once again. Just as her predecessor Judge Breyer did, she will faithfully and impartially work to shepherd the Supreme Court towards equality and fairness for every American.
1/2 Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African American woman ever appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, was just sworn in. Today our nation takes a historic step forward, out of the shadows of exclusion. The @POTUS has again made the-
3/3 I wish to thank Justice Breyer for his service to our nation and wish him a long, happy, healthy and abundant life.
2/3 --earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. The Nation benefitted from his devoted service, committed leadership, astute intellectualism and compassion for the past 28 years. On behalf of the constituents of California’s 40th Congressional District,
1/3 Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s ironclad commitment to civility, fairness, and equality during his more than two decades serving on the bench will be sorely missed. Throughout his tenure, Justice Breyer--abcnews.go.com/US/supreme-cou…
3/3 I am thankful for the SCOTUS decision and President Biden's leadership to end this program. I maintain that people seeking refuge on our border deserve to apply for asylum with dignity.
2/3 political persecution and violence in their home countries. This policy needlessly subjected people who were forced to wait in Mexico to additional harms which included violence, rape, and kidnappings. nbcnews.com/politics/supre…
1/3 Today's #SCOTUS decision affirms @POTUS' moral decision to end the Trump Administration's policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. Since 2018, this horrific program was responsible for the separation of families fleeing-- twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/sta…
California will be the first state in the US to ensure that all residents 55 & older can access food assistance.#Food4All means not leaving those younger than 55 behind. We urge @GavinNewsom to remove all exclusions to food assistance, regardless of age or immigration status!
Today, @AppropsDems will advance a funding bill that stands with our allies in the fight against Putin’s greed and cowardly war on the Ukrainian people. SLAVA UKRAINI! Watch: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ
We must never forfeit our responsibilities to global democracy, which would further enable & embolden the world’s most vicious autocrats. I’m proud to support the @AppropsDems bill that reaffirms U.S. leadership on the world stage. Watch: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ
The only way we can combat climate change is if we work together and each do our part. Today, @AppropsDems will advance a bill that confronts the climate crisis with critical funding for the Green Climate Fund & other initiatives: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ twitter.com/rosadelauro/st…
Today my @AppropsDems colleagues and I are marking up a funding bill that supports women and girls around the world and their reproductive health. Watch: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ twitter.com/appropsdems/st…
Today I will advance an @AppropsDems funding bill that increases humanitarian and development assistance to those who need it the most. Join us, now: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ
—to crowd in the back of that tractor trailer, in pursuit of freedom, peace and justice, is heartbreaking. I will continue to fight for equitable and fair immigration policies that ensure the dignity of each human being that seeks refuge in America. nytimes.com/live/2022/06/2…
No human being in search of asylum should die while attempting to seek refuge. I am truly at a loss for words at the horrific loss of life evidenced in Texas. The desperation it took— nytimes.com/live/2022/06/2…
We have a duty to treat those who are most vulnerable with dignity. I am proud to support an @AppropsDems funding bill that increases humanitarian and development assistance to those who need it the most. Join us: youtu.be/425y9fxUffQ
My constituents are feeling the impact of Russia’s grievous attacks at the gas pump. With the @AppropsDems bill we are marking up today, we will strengthen our energy security & diversify our energy sources so we’re not dependent on global adversaries: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
As we protect & strengthen our national security, we have an obligation to ensure safe nuclear cleanup. Today, I will vote to advance an @AppropsDems funding bill that invests in the funding to do just that: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
Climate change impacts us at home and abroad. That’s why I’m supporting an @AppropsDems funding bill that invests in the clean energy technology of tomorrow while creating good-paying American jobs today: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
We must ensure that water infrastructure is strong & resilient for the American people, as it is essential to our health & prosperity. Today, @AppropsDems and I will pass a bill that protects our communities from storms & addresses worsening droughts: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
It’s our responsibility to address the existential threat of climate change. I’m proud to join my @AppropsDems colleagues to mark up a funding bill with bold clean energy investments that confront the climate crisis head-on. Join us now: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
With historic funding for @NASA National Science Foundation, & other critical agencies, the @AppropsDems funding bill looks toward the future & invests in the change we so desperately need to make America healthier & more prosperous. Join me now: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk.
Our communities are still reeling from decades of underinvestment. Join me today as I vote to advance an @AppropsDems bill that invests in the economic development opportunities our communities deserve: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
The gun violence epidemic is also a crisis for America’s women. I am proud that the @AppropsDems funding bill that we are marking up today protects women and girls with #VAWA protections. It will also reduce the backlog of unprocessed rape kits. youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
Each day, over 100 people are killed because of gun violence. It’s time we recognize we are facing a gun epidemic across our nation. Today, I will advance a funding bill with @AppropsDems’ that invests in necessary violence prevention efforts: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
My constituents in CA-40 deserve to feel safe and protected. I am proud to help build safer communities by advancing an @AppropsDems bill that invests in law enforcement & meaningfully expands gun violence prevention work. Join us, now: youtu.be/UxJpDIhwBxk
Caribbean Americans have contributed to our nation through the arts, sciences, education, business, sports, military, and government. To our Caribbean neighbors and friends: thank you for your valuable contributions to our history and your role in our nation’s future.
3/3 I am extremely thankful to the @CityofDowney's leadership for taking the initiative to go green and fight against the climate crisis.
2/3 The @CityofDowney is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions by reducing reliance on traditional fuel sources! As a result of this project, Downey is expected to save approximately $10 million dollars in net energy savings over the next 25 years.
1/3 I am happy to extend congressional recognition to the @CityofDowney for their successful completion of a new Solar Energy Improvement Project. After nearly a year of planning, this project has come to fruition!
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