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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
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Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard represents California’s 34th Congressional District, which includes downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, and nine southeast cities of Los Angeles County. A political pioneer, in 1992 Congresswoman Roybal-Allard became the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress. Before that, she represented the 56th Assembly District of California for six years.

Throughout her tenure in public service, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has remained committed to expanding opportunities for residents of her district and working families throughout the country. She has championed efforts to increase access to health care, create affordable housing, modernize and upgrade public schools, improve school safety, increase the federal minimum wage, preserve Social Security and Medicare, and stimulate economic growth to create new jobs. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, she helps shape the federal government’s spending priorities.

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard was born and raised in Boyle Heights, California. She is the eldest daughter of Lucille Beserra Roybal and the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal, a Member of Congress for 30 years. She graduated for California State University at Los Angeles and is married to Edward T. Allard, III. Together, they have four children and seven grandchildren.

Blog Entries by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Win for the Environment, a Win for the Economy

12 Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 15:33:42 (EST)

As Californians, we are fortunate to enjoy some of the most breathtaking landscapes and pristine wilderness in the country, from Muir Woods in the north of our state to the Santa Monica Mountains in the south. The continued preservation of these and many other sites of great natural beauty across...

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