Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 40, Democratic
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Lucille Roybal-Allard has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads. Lucille Roybal-Allard is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Signed a letter stating "The U.S. has long been a leader in ensuring safe and secure access for women around the world to contraceptives and other family planning services. From the Global Health Initiative to a strong U.S. commitment to reaching the Millennium Development Goals, we thank you for your unwavering efforts to foster the health and dignity of women worldwide." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/650670/letter-to-president-obama#.VbJV3XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/26766/lucille-roybal-allard (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.8 "Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42053 (votesmart.org)
  • "I also rise in opposition to the House Republican budget […] The Republican budget will raise taxes by $2,000 for a typical working family, while millionaires will get an average tax cut of more than $200,000." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961283/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2016#.VbJZbnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "According to economists the demands by Republicans to give the 6,600 wealthiest Americans a tax break of $23 billion will do nothing to stimulate our economy or create one job." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/575502/tax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-of-2010#.VbJWt3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • "If America is serious about fighting the opioid crisis, if American families are serious about saving the lives of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones, then we must make the necessary robust investments in effective treatment and prevention measures. That is exactly what our bill seeks to do." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1093792/kennedy-joins-house-coalition-pushing-for-opioid-response-funding (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.22 "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/54470 (votesmart.org)
  • "This funding will allow local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) to expand successful summer jobs programs that were funded in the Recovery Act. In addition, this legislation extends the Recovery Act small business lending program for a month, which has already helped save or create over 560,000 jobs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/492922/house-passes-two-job-creation-bills#.VbJXLXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Chair, I rise today in support of the House Democratic budget, which invests in hardworking American families. Our budget gives Americans the opportunities they need to get ahead." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961283/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2016#.VbJZbnUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 8 "Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42053#.VbJY4HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "The Democratic budget will provide tax relief to hardworking families, including extensions of the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and tax credits for higher education." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961283/concurrent-resolution-on-the-budget-for-fiscal-year-2016#.VbJZbnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R.3630 "Extends Payroll Tax Cut" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38274 (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • Voted against S. 1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VbJbVHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, I oppose H.R. 3, which grants approval to build the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. The public has been misled by the pipeline's advocates, who have played down the pipeline's potentially devastating effects on our nation's environment and on the American people." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960852/keystone-xl-pipeline-act/?search=xl#.VbJcP3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a letter stating "As Congress considers tax incentives to drive down the cost of innovative or renewable technologies, we urge you to support CREBs or other incentives that can assure that not-for-profit utility consumers have access to reliable and affordable energy on a basis comparable to consumers of for-profit utilities." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/620802/bipartisan-letter-urges-renewable-energy-incentives-for-non-profits#.VbJckHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Most recently, several landmark achievements in environmental policy were enacted during the 111th Congress and included […] extension of tax incentives to invest in clean, renewable energy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/629726/issue-position-energy-and-environment#.VbJc7HUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/26496#.VbJeLXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Environmental stewardship remains one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government. Congress needs to continue and strengthen our national efforts to clean our air, clean our water, and preserve our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has a profound impact on future generations of Americans." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/629726/issue-position-energy-and-environment#.VbJc7HUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a letter stating "Our nation has suffered at least 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. The factors allowing these rampages are no mystery: loopholes in the background check laws, straw purchases, restrictions on law enforcement, and gaps in our mental health system." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888676/letter-to-john-boehner-speaker-of-the-house-163-members-of-congress-demand-a-vote-not-silence-to-prevent-gun-violence#.Va_llXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/26766/lucille-roybal-allard/37#.VbJehnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "It is time to give our law enforcement agencies all the necessary resources to prevent gun violence, and that starts by funding anti-violence campaigns, gun safety campaigns, and firearms buyback programs. Our families deserve to have safe streets and communities. The Firearm Safety and Buyback Grant Act is a positive first step towards getting unwanted guns off the street and preventing gun violence from ripping apart another family."http://votesmart.org/public-statement/768354/linda-sanchez-announces-gun-violence-prevention-legislation (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor for H.R.3590 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/29181 (votesmart.org)
  • "The House Republican leadership is stuck on repeat. Despite the Supreme Court's upholding of the law's constitutionality, the reelection of President Obama, and the Speaker himself declaring Obamacare the, 'law of the land,' Republicans forced yet another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is a blatant waste of both time and taxpayer money." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/786379/rep-roybal-allard-blasts-republicans-on-the-37th-repeal-of-obamacare#.VbJe9HUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this 56th Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/961395/repeal-of-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act#.VbJezHUVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R.5281 "DREAM Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/32955 (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "We believe it is undeniable that detention in a secure facility is detrimental to mothers and children and is not reflective of our values as a Nation. Children require special protections and should not be laced in jail-like settings." http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/2015_5_27Family_Detention_Letter.pdf (grijalva.house.gov)
  • "As a result of President Obama's actions, many families who would otherwise be torn apart will be allowed to stay together, and five million immigrants will now come out of the shadows, have background checks, pay taxes, and be held accountable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/939457/rep-roybal-allard-responds-to-president-obamas-speech-announcing-executive-action-on-immigration#.VbJfg3UVhHw (votesmart.org)

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  • Signed a letter stating "As federal legislators who represent families across this nation, we believe that—like DOMA—state marriage bans deny our citizens the equal protection that the Constitution guarantees." http://www.democraticleader.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/258055-Brief-Appx.pdf (www.democraticleader.gov)
  • "I'm overjoyed by the Supreme Court's historic decision to guarantee marriage equality to every American. In doing so, the Court's majority has moved our nation into a brighter, more welcoming, and more loving future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/986418/rep-roybal-allard-statement-on-marriage-equality#.VbJgZXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/26766/lucille-roybal-allard/76 (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/739243/progressive-change-campaign-committee-social-security-protectors#.VbJir3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "If the payroll tax is not restored, which I believe is likely with a Republican majority in the House, Social Security would become dependent on the general fund for revenue. […] By doing this, we could be sowing the seeds for the privatization of Social Security. Therefore, while this bill does provide short term relief, the potential long term suffering and negative impact of this bill are too high a price to pay." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/575502/tax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-of-2010#.VbJWt3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/26766/lucille-roybal-allard/53 (votesmart.org)

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