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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)

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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-1766

Address: 2330 RHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (323) 721-8790

Address: 500 Citadel Drive, Commerce CA 90040-1572

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Alvarez, Ray
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Figueroa, Ana
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Loera-Martinez, Monica
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Lucille Roybal-Allard Biography
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  • Elected: 1992, 11th term.
  • District: California 40
  • Born: Jun. 12, 1941, Los Angeles
  • Home: Los Angeles
  • Education:

    CA State L.A., B.A. 1965

  • Political Career:

    CA Assembly, 1986–92.

  • Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
  • Religion:

    Catholic

  • Family: Married (Edward Allard); 4 children

Lucille Roybal-Allard, first elected in 1992, is the first Mexican-American woman to be elected to Congress, and, in 1999, became the first woman to chair the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Immigration reform is one of her main priorities, along with social programs serving the poor. Read More

Lucille Roybal-Allard, first elected in 1992, is the first Mexican-American woman to be elected to Congress, and, in 1999, became the first woman to chair the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Immigration reform is one of her main priorities, along with social programs serving the poor.

Roybal-Allard grew up in the Los Angeles area, the daughter of longtime U.S. Rep. Edward Roybal, who was the first Latino to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. She dreamed of a show business career as a teenager and later worked as a department store clerk and for nonprofit organizations. After raising a family—two of her children are lawyers—she followed her father into politics when she was 45 years old. She was elected to the California Assembly in 1986. Six years later, she ran for a newly created House district that took in much of the Los Angeles area that her father had represented for 30 years. Her father retired in 1992, the year she ran for the House. Roybal-Allard won easily with 75% of the vote in the primary and 63% in the general election.

Roybal-Allard has compiled a solidly liberal voting record and has been among the Hispanic lawmakers pushing President Barack Obama to act boldly on immigration reform. One session between lawmakers and Obama domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz grew so testy that Roybal-Allard walked out, The Washington Post reported in April 2012. She called Obama’s reelection a mandate to focus on comprehensive immigration reform, predicting that opponents would revive “the usual scare tactics, misinformation, and misguided thinking. … But the truth is that the facts are on our side, the majority of Americans are on our side, and the momentum is on our side.”

Among the immigration-related bills she introduced in 2012 was a measure to ensure that children are not taken away from relatives due to a parent’s immigration status. When Senate Finance Committee Democrats proposed restrictions on illegal immigrants participating in health care programs as part of the 2010 health care overhaul, she joined a group of Hispanics who succeeded in modifying the provision. She is a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legal immigration for college- or military-bound students. In the past, she also has pushed for in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants. In 2009, Roybal-Allard introduced a measure aimed at raising labor standards and protections for children of migrant farm workers to the same level as occupations outside of agriculture. Conservatives attacked the measure as an effort to give labor unions more power.

As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Roybal-Allard has championed a long-stalled effort to build a new federal courthouse in Los Angeles and has sought to upgrade the city’s infrastructure. She also got a bill signed into law to coordinate federal programs and research on underage drinking as well as to fund a media campaign on its dangers. Another of her recent successes was a bill enacted in 2008 that authorizes federal grants for newborn health screening for congenital, genetic, and metabolic disorders.

Roybal-Allard isn’t as close to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her inner circle as other Democratic women from California, which sometimes limits her leverage in the House. In 2006, Roybal-Allard seconded the nomination of DemocratSteny Hoyer of Maryland for majority leader, indicating her support for Hoyer over Pelosi’s preferred candidate, Democrat John Murtha of Pennsylvania. However, Hoyer won the contest, so Roybal-Allard still has a friend or two in high places.

Redistricting in 2011 put 60% of Roybal-Allard’s constituents in the newly redrawn 40th District, and she chose to run for there. Under the state’s new top-two, all-party primary rules, she found herself with a Democratic challenger in the general election, college instructor David Sanchez. He held her to 59% of the vote, her lowest percentage ever, but she won reelection.

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Lucille Roybal-Allard Election Results
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2012 General (Top-Two General)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Votes: 73,940
Percent: 58.89%
David Sanchez
Votes: 51,613
Percent: 41.11%
2012 Primary (Top-Two Primary)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Votes: 16,596
Percent: 65.41%
David Sanchez
Votes: 8,777
Percent: 34.59%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (77%), 2008 (77%), 2006 (77%), 2004 (74%), 2002 (74%), 2000 (85%), 1998 (87%), 1996 (82%), 1994 (81%), 1992 (63%)
Lucille Roybal-Allard Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 91 (L) : - (C) 89 (L) : - (C) 92 (L) : - (C)
Social 87 (L) : 7 (C) 85 (L) : - (C) 80 (L) : - (C)
Foreign 90 (L) : 6 (C) 84 (L) : 16 (C) 78 (L) : 18 (C)
Composite 92.5 (L) : 7.5 (C) 90.3 (L) : 9.7 (C) 88.7 (L) : 11.3 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC100
LCV10097
CFG1119
ITIC-64
NTU1015
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COC19-
ACLU-100
ACU44
ADA9590
AFSCME100-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
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