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 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Lucille Roybal-Allard is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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.

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Endorsements. 16 August 2012. Lucille Roybal-Allard is proud to be endorsed by the following organizations: [¦] Planned Parenthood." (www.lucilleforcongress.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Rep. Lofgren & CA Democratic Women Members Respond to Susan G. Komen Planned Parenthood Decision. 1 February 2012. "As the largest number of women legislators in Congress, we have come together to express our concern and displeasure over Susan G. Komen's decision. Caving to a Congressional right-wing witch hunt won't just hurt Planned Parenthood, it sets back women's health [¦] For the sake of women's health we sincerely hope that Komen will reconsider their decision, and until then, we do not plan to work with the national foundation." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Endorsements. 16 August 2012. Lucille Roybal-Allard is proud to be endorsed by the following organizations: [¦] Planned Parenthood." (www.lucilleforcongress.org)
  • Rated 0% in 2014 by National Right to Life Committee
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Rep. Lofgren & CA Democratic Women Members Respond to Susan G. Komen Planned Parenthood Decision. 1 February 2012. "As the largest number of women legislators in Congress, we have come together to express our concern and displeasure over Susan G. Komen's decision. Caving to a Congressional right-wing witch hunt won't just hurt Planned Parenthood, it sets back women's health [¦] For the sake of women's health we sincerely hope that Komen will reconsider their decision, and until then, we do not plan to work with the national foundation." (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Statement on Failure of 'Supercommittee' to Reach Agreement. 21 November 2011. "It's tragic that once again Democratic attempts at compromise were foiled by Republican intransigence on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, "said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. "Republicans refused to consider a balanced approach of increased revenue and spending reductions, insisting on cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid. We cannot get our fiscal house in order by placing the burden solely on the backs of America's middle class, poor, elderly and disabled." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 0 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 2 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Statement on the Final Debt Deal. 1 August 2011. "I voted 'No' on the Budget Control Act, a bill that was forced on this Congress by the extreme right of the Republican Party, because it is a bad and unbalanced bill with potentially dire consequences for my constituents and the American people. This so called 'compromise' is a lopsided bill which focuses only on spending cuts and does not include one dollar of the increased revenue needed to successfully address our nation's looming deficit. The Budget Control Act saddles low income and middle class working Americans with the burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing of billion dollar corporations and the wealthiest of Americans. And it does nothing to create jobs. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Democratic Leader Pelosi. 25 July 2011. "Our Republican colleagues should be embarrassed by their insistence that unless Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits are cut, the nation will default on its debts. Middle-class families have sacrificed enough, and a deal that pushes the American Dream further out of reach, in order to pay for extending tax breaks for the rich and corporations, is simply unacceptable." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Statement on Failure of 'Supercommittee' to Reach Agreement. 21 November 2011. "It's tragic that once again Democratic attempts at compromise were foiled by Republican intransigence on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, "said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. "Republicans refused to consider a balanced approach of increased revenue and spending reductions, insisting on cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid. We cannot get our fiscal house in order by placing the burden solely on the backs of America's middle class, poor, elderly and disabled." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 0 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 2 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Statement on the Final Debt Deal. 1 August 2011. "I voted 'No' on the Budget Control Act, a bill that was forced on this Congress by the extreme right of the Republican Party, because it is a bad and unbalanced bill with potentially dire consequences for my constituents and the American people. This so called 'compromise' is a lopsided bill which focuses only on spending cuts and does not include one dollar of the increased revenue needed to successfully address our nation's looming deficit. The Budget Control Act saddles low income and middle class working Americans with the burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing of billion dollar corporations and the wealthiest of Americans. And it does nothing to create jobs. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Democratic Leader Pelosi. 25 July 2011. "Our Republican colleagues should be embarrassed by their insistence that unless Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits are cut, the nation will default on its debts. Middle-class families have sacrificed enough, and a deal that pushes the American Dream further out of reach, in order to pay for extending tax breaks for the rich and corporations, is simply unacceptable." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. House Passes Two Job Creation Bills. 24 March 2010. "With the congresswoman's support, the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 246 to 178. [¦] 'The Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act is one of a series of measures focused exclusively on job creation and strengthening the economy. This legislation includes bipartisan provisions to spur investment in local construction projects, including schools, sewers, hospitals and transit systems. The measure also includes tax incentives to encourage small business creation and investment.'" (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congress Passes Extension of Unemployment Benefits. 5 November 2009. "Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers' tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. 3 October 2008. "I had hoped that when a new bill came to the House, it would be a comprehensive package that would include [...] an economic stimulus package that would create jobs to strengthen our economy." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. 3 October 2008. "I had hoped that when a new bill came to the House, it would be a comprehensive package that would include [...] an economic stimulus package that would create jobs to strengthen our economy." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congress Passes Extension of Unemployment Benefits. 5 November 2009. "Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers' tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Announces Enactment of Economic Stimulus Legislation, Bringing Needed Tax Relief for Working Families. 13 February 2008. "Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard applauded the swift bipartisan passage of the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act, which was signed into law by the President today (2/13/08). The measure is expected to result in rebate checks for working families as soon as mid-May and help create 500,000 jobs by the end of the year." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. House Passes Two Job Creation Bills. 24 March 2010. "With the congresswoman's support, the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 246 to 178. [¦] 'The Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act is one of a series of measures focused exclusively on job creation and strengthening the economy. This legislation includes bipartisan provisions to spur investment in local construction projects, including schools, sewers, hospitals and transit systems. The measure also includes tax incentives to encourage small business creation and investment.'" (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Issue Position: Economy. 27 January 2012. "During these uncertain economic times I support policies that protect those at risk. That is why I support extending unemployment insurance, creating jobs through investments in infrastructure and promoting small business opportunities." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Leader Cantor, and Whip Hoyer. 7 December 2011. "We write to urge extension of the highly successful grant program for specified energy property in lieu of tax credits (the '1603 Treasury Grant Program') before it expires on December 31, 2011. Since enactment, this program has leveraged more than $22.8 billion in private sector investment for 22,000 projects across the clean energy industry, including solar, wind, biomass, fuel cells, combined heat-and-power, and hydro, in all 50 states. Extension of this successful and effective program will create jobs, spur economic growth, and promote private sector development of clean energy technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Leader Cantor, and Whip Hoyer. 7 December 2011. "We write to urge extension of the highly successful grant program for specified energy property in lieu of tax credits (the '1603 Treasury Grant Program') before it expires on December 31, 2011. Since enactment, this program has leveraged more than $22.8 billion in private sector investment for 22,000 projects across the clean energy industry, including solar, wind, biomass, fuel cells, combined heat-and-power, and hydro, in all 50 states. Extension of this successful and effective program will create jobs, spur economic growth, and promote private sector development of clean energy technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Issue Position: Economy. 27 January 2012. "During these uncertain economic times I support policies that protect those at risk. That is why I support extending unemployment insurance, creating jobs through investments in infrastructure and promoting small business opportunities." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Announces Enactment of Economic Stimulus Legislation, Bringing Needed Tax Relief for Working Families. 13 February 2008. "Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard applauded the swift bipartisan passage of the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act, which was signed into law by the President today (2/13/08). The measure is expected to result in rebate checks for working families as soon as mid-May and help create 500,000 jobs by the end of the year." (www.votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

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  • Voted Yea - H Amdt 956 - Prohibits Pending Pipeline Permit Applications from Receiving Automatic Approval - Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 3301 that exempts pending projects from the provisions of the bill that prohibit a Presidential permit from being required for any oil or natural gas pipeline or any cross border segment with Canada or Mexico.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce John D. Dingell. 15 June 2007. "We commend your leadership in the Energy and Commerce Committee on addressing the challenge of global warming and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. However, we are concerned with provisions in the Discussion Draft on Alternative Fuels, Infrastructure, and Vehicles which would strip our states of their authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. Many states have moved ahead to address global warming with pro-growth, pro-high tech initiatives. Under our federal system, states have been laboratories for constructive change but they need Washington to be a partner, not an impediment, to their initiatives." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Op-ed by Rep. Roybal-Allard: Protecting Our Air and Public Health. 13 April 2011. "The EPA must be allowed to continue cleaning up air pollution and ensuring that safeguards keep up with modern-day scientific findings--findings that show we should add carbon dioxide to the list of pollutants regulated and monitored by the federal government." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce John D. Dingell. 15 June 2007. "We commend your leadership in the Energy and Commerce Committee on addressing the challenge of global warming and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. However, we are concerned with provisions in the Discussion Draft on Alternative Fuels, Infrastructure, and Vehicles which would strip our states of their authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. Many states have moved ahead to address global warming with pro-growth, pro-high tech initiatives. Under our federal system, states have been laboratories for constructive change but they need Washington to be a partner, not an impediment, to their initiatives." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Op-ed by Rep. Roybal-Allard: Protecting Our Air and Public Health. 13 April 2011. "The EPA must be allowed to continue cleaning up air pollution and ensuring that safeguards keep up with modern-day scientific findings--findings that show we should add carbon dioxide to the list of pollutants regulated and monitored by the federal government." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

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  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Lucille Roybal-Allard a grade of 18." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Lucille Roybal-Allard in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Los Angeles Youth Participate in Historic Congressional Teen Summit on School Violence. 19 October 1999. "I hope my Republican colleagues will listen to the young voices that have traveled to Washington DC and join with Democrats in support of reasonable gun control measures that protects our kids. [¦] Our goal is to make all communities safe again." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • "The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has made gun violence a hot topic in the national news. However, those of us living in the Los Angeles region know full well this is not a new crisis," said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. "Sadly, many in our communities know only too well the pain and suffering inflicted by guns in the hands of the wrong people. The Firearm Safety and Buyback Grant Act will help to enhance and expand existing efforts that we know work in our communities here at home by providing funding for gun buybacks and anti-violence campaigns." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Did Not Vote on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Los Angeles Youth Participate in Historic Congressional Teen Summit on School Violence. 19 October 1999. "I hope my Republican colleagues will listen to the young voices that have traveled to Washington DC and join with Democrats in support of reasonable gun control measures that protects our kids. [¦] Our goal is to make all communities safe again." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Rated 0% in 2013 by Gun Owners of America
  • "The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has made gun violence a hot topic in the national news. However, those of us living in the Los Angeles region know full well this is not a new crisis," said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. "Sadly, many in our communities know only too well the pain and suffering inflicted by guns in the hands of the wrong people. The Firearm Safety and Buyback Grant Act will help to enhance and expand existing efforts that we know work in our communities here at home by providing funding for gun buybacks and anti-violence campaigns." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)

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  • "The ACA is a wonderful opportunity, as you have pointed out, for uninsured Americans to get the health care that they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and for that of their family." (votesmart.org)
  • "The ACA is a wonderful opportunity, as you have pointed out, for uninsured Americans to get the health care that they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and for that of their family." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Joins Congressional Colleagues In Voting For Passage Of Historic Health Insurance Reform. 21 March 2010. "I rise in support of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590 -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation represents a milestone in our nation's history. Building on the promise that was begun with the passage of Medicare in 1965, we take an historic step today toward acknowledging health care as a universal right for everyone." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States. 15 July 2001. "Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we took measures to lower health care costs without cutting benefits or increasing cost-sharing requirement. While we can make more improvements, we must not abandon that commitment." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. One Year After the Patient's Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act went Into Effect, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces that Millions of Americans are Benefitting from Improved Coverage and Lower Costs. 23 September 2011. "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are experiencing the benefits of health care reform. [¦] These overdue protections effectively make insurance companies accountable and puts Americans, not insurance companies or bureaucrats, in charge of their health care. I am proud that these reforms are a reality and making a difference in people's lives and I will keep fighting to defend them until all of the reforms are fully implemented." (www.votesmart.org)
  • "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Joins Congressional Colleagues In Voting For Passage Of Historic Health Insurance Reform. 21 March 2010. "I rise in support of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590 -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation represents a milestone in our nation's history. Building on the promise that was begun with the passage of Medicare in 1965, we take an historic step today toward acknowledging health care as a universal right for everyone." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States. 15 July 2001. "Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we took measures to lower health care costs without cutting benefits or increasing cost-sharing requirement. While we can make more improvements, we must not abandon that commitment." (www.votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. One Year After the Patient's Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act went Into Effect, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces that Millions of Americans are Benefitting from Improved Coverage and Lower Costs. 23 September 2011. "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are experiencing the benefits of health care reform. [¦] These overdue protections effectively make insurance companies accountable and puts Americans, not insurance companies or bureaucrats, in charge of their health care. I am proud that these reforms are a reality and making a difference in people's lives and I will keep fighting to defend them until all of the reforms are fully implemented." (www.votesmart.org)
  • "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." (votesmart.org)

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  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Hails President Obama's Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. 1 July 2010. "As the President explained, protecting our borders and enforcing our laws are indispensable elements of any meaningful effort to reform our immigration system. He described how under serious proposals like the one I co-authored with other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, undocumented immigrants and the unscrupulous employers who exploit them would be held accountable for their actions. People who entered this country illegally would be compelled to register, pay a significant fine and learn English. Business owners would be directed to take important steps to maintain a legal workforce. These are essential building blocks of reform and I fully endorse them even as I recognize that, by themselves, they are entirely insufficient to address this pressing national challenge." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Issue Position: Immigration. 2 March 2012. "Responsible reform of our broken immigration system is long overdue. Countless men and women across America lack legal status but contribute to our communities and our country and we should create the means for them to come out of the shadows. With more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and a range of industries heavily dependent on their services, our immigration challenges cannot be solved through tougher enforcement measures alone. We need a common-sense solution--one that provides a pathway to legalization for those already in this country and a sensible guest worker program for those seeking to come here. Under the comprehensible immigration reform proposals I support, immigrants who undergo a rigorous background check, learn English, pay any back-taxes they owe and demonstrate strong moral character would eventually be eligible to earn the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. While I continue to press for a sweeping set of reforms, I have also introduced legislation to specifically address some of our immigration system's most egregious shortcomings. For example, HR 1842, the DREAM Act I co-authored with Congressman Howard Berman would enable millions of undocumented young people to fulfill their God-given potential, give back to their communities and ultimately obtain U.S. citizenship. It would also serve our national interest by reducing the deficit, contributing to economic growth and enabling our armed services to meet their recruiting goals. In addition, I have introduced legislation--HR 933, the Immigration Fairness and Oversight Act--to combat the widespread pattern of abuse in America's immigrant detention system. This bill will strengthen and codify existing detention standards, ensuring that every detainee has access to legal advice and necessary medical care. It will also bring robust oversight and new accountability to a system that for too long has escaped close scrutiny." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Hails President Obama's Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. 1 July 2010. "As the President explained, protecting our borders and enforcing our laws are indispensable elements of any meaningful effort to reform our immigration system. He described how under serious proposals like the one I co-authored with other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, undocumented immigrants and the unscrupulous employers who exploit them would be held accountable for their actions. People who entered this country illegally would be compelled to register, pay a significant fine and learn English. Business owners would be directed to take important steps to maintain a legal workforce. These are essential building blocks of reform and I fully endorse them even as I recognize that, by themselves, they are entirely insufficient to address this pressing national challenge." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Introduces the DREAM Act 2011. 11 May 2011. "An original co-author of the DREAM Act since 2001, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) said: 'To realize our potential as a nation, we must enable our youth, irrespective of legal status, to realize their potential as students and as lawful permanent residents. Unfortunately, our broken immigration system wastes our investments in gifted undocumented students and squanders their intellectual gifts. To address this failure, the Dream Act will make it possible for thousands of young people to attend college and contribute to their communities and our country. I call on my colleagues in Congress to join me in supporting this critical legislation so that children raised in America will no longer be denied the rights and responsibilities of legal permanent residents.' The DREAM Act offers a prudent, equitable solution to the challenges that undocumented students face in attempting to gain admission to our colleges and universities. It provides a path to legalization to students who entered the U.S. at the age of 15 years or younger, have lived here for at least 5 years, and have completed two years of higher education or military service." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Rep. Roybal-Allard Reacts to the President's State of the Union Address. 24 January 2012. "Comprehensive immigration reform is desperately needed in this country, and we should be working on it right now. I introduced the DREAM Act so students can, as the President said, 'staff our labs, start new businesses and defend our country.' This can only happen if students have the chance to realize their potential, irrespective of their legal status. The DREAM Act would give them a path to becoming permanent, lawful citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Issue Position: Immigration. 2 March 2012. "Responsible reform of our broken immigration system is long overdue. Countless men and women across America lack legal status but contribute to our communities and our country and we should create the means for them to come out of the shadows. With more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and a range of industries heavily dependent on their services, our immigration challenges cannot be solved through tougher enforcement measures alone. We need a common-sense solution--one that provides a pathway to legalization for those already in this country and a sensible guest worker program for those seeking to come here. Under the comprehensible immigration reform proposals I support, immigrants who undergo a rigorous background check, learn English, pay any back-taxes they owe and demonstrate strong moral character would eventually be eligible to earn the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. While I continue to press for a sweeping set of reforms, I have also introduced legislation to specifically address some of our immigration system's most egregious shortcomings. For example, HR 1842, the DREAM Act I co-authored with Congressman Howard Berman would enable millions of undocumented young people to fulfill their God-given potential, give back to their communities and ultimately obtain U.S. citizenship. It would also serve our national interest by reducing the deficit, contributing to economic growth and enabling our armed services to meet their recruiting goals. In addition, I have introduced legislation--HR 933, the Immigration Fairness and Oversight Act--to combat the widespread pattern of abuse in America's immigrant detention system. This bill will strengthen and codify existing detention standards, ensuring that every detainee has access to legal advice and necessary medical care. It will also bring robust oversight and new accountability to a system that for too long has escaped close scrutiny." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Introduces the DREAM Act 2011. 11 May 2011. "An original co-author of the DREAM Act since 2001, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) said: 'To realize our potential as a nation, we must enable our youth, irrespective of legal status, to realize their potential as students and as lawful permanent residents. Unfortunately, our broken immigration system wastes our investments in gifted undocumented students and squanders their intellectual gifts. To address this failure, the Dream Act will make it possible for thousands of young people to attend college and contribute to their communities and our country. I call on my colleagues in Congress to join me in supporting this critical legislation so that children raised in America will no longer be denied the rights and responsibilities of legal permanent residents.' The DREAM Act offers a prudent, equitable solution to the challenges that undocumented students face in attempting to gain admission to our colleges and universities. It provides a path to legalization to students who entered the U.S. at the age of 15 years or younger, have lived here for at least 5 years, and have completed two years of higher education or military service." (roybal-allard.house.gov)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Rep. Roybal-Allard Reacts to the President's State of the Union Address. 24 January 2012. "Comprehensive immigration reform is desperately needed in this country, and we should be working on it right now. I introduced the DREAM Act so students can, as the President said, 'staff our labs, start new businesses and defend our country.' This can only happen if students have the chance to realize their potential, irrespective of their legal status. The DREAM Act would give them a path to becoming permanent, lawful citizens." (votesmart.org)

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  • "Issuing an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT workers in federal contracts would build on the significant progress for LGBT rights made during your time as President and would further your legacy as a champion for LGBT equality. We urge you to act now to prevent irrational, taxpayer-funded workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General. 27 September 2011. "We applaud the August 18, 2011 announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to close many low-priority immigration deportation proceedings. We especially commend DHS for stating that it will consider the family ties of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a factor in determining cases that merit relief from deportation, including for gay and lesbian foreign nationals who are the spouses and partners of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We write to you today with two requests that will further the enforcement of this important mandate." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA. 10 July 2012. "But a clearly stated purpose and effect of this law was to disapprove of and disadvantage lesbians and gay men; this distinguishes DOMA from a routine act of Congress. Where, as here, Congress classifies persons, denying an entire class of citizens the rights that are afforded others, the Supreme Court has applied rational basis review to invalidate those laws. None of the reasons provided by Congress in 1996 or created in response to litigation rationally serve a legitimate federal interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Twitter: @RepRoybalAllard. 6 February 2012. "Hopeful the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule in favor of marriage equality for all Californians tomorrow #prop8" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage
  • "Issuing an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT workers in federal contracts would build on the significant progress for LGBT rights made during your time as President and would further your legacy as a champion for LGBT equality. We urge you to act now to prevent irrational, taxpayer-funded workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General. 27 September 2011. "We applaud the August 18, 2011 announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to close many low-priority immigration deportation proceedings. We especially commend DHS for stating that it will consider the family ties of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a factor in determining cases that merit relief from deportation, including for gay and lesbian foreign nationals who are the spouses and partners of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We write to you today with two requests that will further the enforcement of this important mandate." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA. 10 July 2012. "But a clearly stated purpose and effect of this law was to disapprove of and disadvantage lesbians and gay men; this distinguishes DOMA from a routine act of Congress. Where, as here, Congress classifies persons, denying an entire class of citizens the rights that are afforded others, the Supreme Court has applied rational basis review to invalidate those laws. None of the reasons provided by Congress in 1996 or created in response to litigation rationally serve a legitimate federal interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Twitter: @RepRoybalAllard. 6 February 2012. "Hopeful the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule in favor of marriage equality for all Californians tomorrow #prop8" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% in 2014 by Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage

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

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Social Security. 28 April 2005. "Mr. Speaker, Social Security is one of the most successful programs ever enacted by Congress. Through its guaranteed benefits and reliability, it has saved tens of millions of seniors from a life of poverty during their most vulnerable years. To appreciate fully the importance of Social Security, one need only to have our grandparents talk about the tragic lives of many of our seniors prior to the 1935 passage of the Social Security Act. Yet the President's current proposal fails in its protection of our Nation's seniors by sacrificing the reliability of Social Security benefits for the highly risky scheme of private accounts, subject to the unpredictable fluctuations of the stock market. For that reason, it is no accident that seniors across the country are opposed to the President's ill advised and extremely risky Social Security proposal. Let us reject the President's ideas and instead draft a plan to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security and again give Americans the safety and confidence they have long enjoyed from the Social Security System." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Lucille Roybal-Allard supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter To The Honorable Barack Obama, President, The United States of America. 15 October 2010. "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Op-Ed - A New Direction for America. 25 August 2006. "Finally, with challenging economic times, saving for retirement has become more difficult for working families, even after a lifetime of hard work. Our New Direction for America will ensure a dignified retirement for workers by stopping the Republicans' plan to privatize Social Security, which slashes benefits for the middle class and adds trillions to the national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Social Security. 28 April 2005. "Mr. Speaker, Social Security is one of the most successful programs ever enacted by Congress. Through its guaranteed benefits and reliability, it has saved tens of millions of seniors from a life of poverty during their most vulnerable years. To appreciate fully the importance of Social Security, one need only to have our grandparents talk about the tragic lives of many of our seniors prior to the 1935 passage of the Social Security Act. Yet the President's current proposal fails in its protection of our Nation's seniors by sacrificing the reliability of Social Security benefits for the highly risky scheme of private accounts, subject to the unpredictable fluctuations of the stock market. For that reason, it is no accident that seniors across the country are opposed to the President's ill advised and extremely risky Social Security proposal. Let us reject the President's ideas and instead draft a plan to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security and again give Americans the safety and confidence they have long enjoyed from the Social Security System." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Op-Ed - A New Direction for America. 25 August 2006. "Finally, with challenging economic times, saving for retirement has become more difficult for working families, even after a lifetime of hard work. Our New Direction for America will ensure a dignified retirement for workers by stopping the Republicans' plan to privatize Social Security, which slashes benefits for the middle class and adds trillions to the national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard. Letter To The Honorable Barack Obama, President, The United States of America. 15 October 2010. "We write today to express our strong support for Social Security and our view that it should be strengthened. We oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including raising the retirement age. We also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (votesmart.org)

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