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Lucille Roybal-Allard's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)



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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We strongly oppose efforts to undermine the integrity of the Title X program and harm the millions of people who rely on it for care. Federal health policy should be evidence-based and produced with the best interests of patients in mind. It should not be the result of the political whims of a partisan campaign pledge." (
  • "Plain and simple, this tax plan is a tremendous windfall for our wealthiest 1% and large corporations. It favors large businesses over small businesses, it favors sending jobs overseas rather than creating jobs at home, it favors the wealthy over hourly wage earners, and it pays for these tax cuts for the wealthy by raising taxes on our middle class families to the detriment of Medicare, Medicaid, education, and other vital public services." (
  • Signed a letter stating : "The irresponsible tax cuts you are pursuing will explode the federal deficit, violating the principle, enshrined in the 2010 Statutory PAYGO law, that tax cuts should be paid for. Under that law, your unpaid-for tax cuts, if enacted, will trigger automatic, across-the board cuts to Medicare, the farm safety net, and other programs. Given the lack of bipartisanship to date in your effort to provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class while adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit, it will be your responsibility to deal with these consequences." (
  • "Without #SocialSecurity, 2 in 5 older Americans would be living in poverty. As Social Security turns 85 years old today in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis, we must redouble our work to protect and expand this critical lifeline" (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We look forward to continuing to work with you to further strengthen the Medicare Advantage program and ensure millions of seniors have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage choices." (
  • "My bill would remove the restrictions currently prohibiting Medicare coverage of these basic healthcare necessities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care. Expanding Medicare coverage for these services is a cost-effective intervention that will prevent accidents, falls, cognitive impairments, and increases in chronic conditions and oral cancer." (
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "In addition to the looming $25 billion Medicare cut next month, enacting your tax bill will result in widespread chaos to the health insurance market. The Senate bill's elimination of the individual mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will increase premiums and 13 million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage. Likewise, seniors and those preparing for retirement are rightly nervous that your recent pronouncement that "we're going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit" means that cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits are the necessary next step to pay for the added deficits your tax cuts would produce." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "The case for disclosure is clear and convincing--purely as a matter of corporate governance and investor protection. This information is material to how shareholders decide where to invest their money and how to vote in corporate elections. Unfortunately, the SEC has thus far failed to act to promote transparency in the amount of shareholder money public companies are spending to influence elections and government policy. Until the SEC moves forward with this rulemaking, investors will continue to be left in the dark with no way of knowing whether executives are spending funds on political causes or campaigns that may be directly adverse to shareholders' interests." (
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019. (
  • "This bill is not the end-all solution. It will not end the root causes of systemic racism and police brutality. Nor will it address the systems of oppression that have affected communities of color for centuries. Creating an equal, just, and inclusive America is critical work we all still have ahead of us. But the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a positive step in the right direction. And it is a firm declaration by Congress that Black Lives Matter." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (
  • "Furthermore, the bill's funding approach attempts to unravel the dollar-for-dollar balance of defense and non-defense funding increases outlined in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The funding strategy in today's bill will drive up defense spending while threatening spending for our domestic priorities, such as improving our roads, schools, and environment." (
  • "In addition, by driving up spending for defense, this NDAA takes away much-needed resources from important priorities here at home. Education, roads, job training, health programs -- these are all investments that are shortchanged through this bill's accounting tricks." (
  • "Our bill also makes crucial investments across the spectrum of homeland security missions: we are protecting our physical infrastructure and our cybersecurity; we are securing our territorial waters and airspace; and we are helping our state and local governments get ready to face terrorist threats and disasters." (
  • "In short, America needs an agenda that works For The People, and that is exactly what our new House Democratic majority is working tirelessly to deliver. We want to reduce health care costs by lowering the price of prescription drugs; we want to raise the wages of American workers by rebuilding our nation's infrastructure; and we want to take bold and wide-ranging action to clean up corruption in Washington." (
  • "Southern California's manufacturing workers are men and women of tremendous talent and determination," said U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles). "I am very pleased that the Commerce Department recognized their skill and potential by awarding one of its Manufacturing Communities designations to Southern California. Backed by this new source of federal funding and the promise of added assistance from government agencies, I am certain that our region's best manufacturing days lie ahead of us." (
  • "Plain and simple, this plan is a sham and a tremendous windfall for the wealthiest 1% and large corporations at the expense of our hard-working families. This type of trickle-down economics hasn't worked previously, and it won't work now." (
  • "Plain and simple, this tax plan is a tremendous windfall for our wealthiest 1% and large corporations. It favors large businesses over small businesses, it favors sending jobs overseas rather than creating jobs at home, it favors the wealthy over hourly wage earners, and it pays for these tax cuts for the wealthy by raising taxes on our middle class families to the detriment of Medicare, Medicaid, education, and other vital public services." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (
  • "However, the bill is a significant improvement over the No Child Left Behind Act and the ESEA reauthorization that passed out of the House earlier this year. For example, I was heartened to see that the bill includes academic standards that will prepare students for college and careers, requirements for states to intervene in schools in need of government support, removal of No Child Left Behind's most punitive provisions, and increased monitoring, regulation, and focus on the unique needs of English Language Learners. These provisions are critical to helping underserved students achieve academic and lifelong success." (
  • Rated 100% by the National Education Association. (
  • Rated 0% by the American Energy Alliance. (
  • "Today, the House approved the Energy and Water Appropriations bill. While there are some positive aspects to the Energy and Water bill, the bill's funding priorities betray a serious lack of vision. The bill drastically underfunds the President's requests for sustainable transportation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, while hiking funding for fossil fuels. These outdated funding strategies focus on the solutions of the past, not the future. They jeopardize America's global competitiveness and stall our development of clean and renewable energy technologies. That is why I voted against the Energy and Water bill today." (
  • "We write today to encourage the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize standards to limit methane emissions in the oil and gas sector from new and modified sources." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Congress cannot afford to maintain the status quo. The IPCC report found that climate change is occurring earlier and more rapidly than expected and that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. If we maintain the status quo, we only have 12 years before we will reach a global warming of 1.5°C. According to the NCA, the dominant cause is human activities, particularly greenhouse gas emissions. We already see the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather events, deadly wildfires, rising sea levels, and diminishing Arctic sea ice. Inaction and underinvestment will increase the risk of long-lasting or irreversible change." (
  • "Enough is enough. It is long past time for Congress to make sensible gun control a national priority," said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. "Democrats are ready to vote on bills to strengthen our background check system and keep terrorist suspects from buying guns. In the name of my constituents, in the name of the countless American families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence, and in the name of all those who fear that a gun in the wrong hands could harm them or their loved ones, I am calling on House Republican leaders to hold a vote on these bipartisan gun bills." (
  • Rated 0% by the National Rifle Association. (
  • "He's sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, trying to drive up your health insurance premiums, taking away health care from tens of millions of families, and destroying protections for those with pre-existing conditions." (
  • "Additionally, Democrats were successful in defeating language which would have repealed the funds needed to protect 24 million Americans who receive their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The bill's language to defund Planned Parenthood was also removed, ensuring that millions of women will continue to receive life-saving screenings and exams from this organization." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • "As a strong supporter of America's immigrant population, I am pleased the omnibus allocates no money to build Trump's border wall or to hire additional ICE agents -- neither of which is necessary. Also removed from this omnibus was poison-pill language which would have cut grant funding to cities and municipalities which the Trump Administration considers to be sanctuary cities." (
  • "I am outraged at the addition of $1.6 billion of unnecessary and unwarranted border wall funding to a so-called security "minibus" spending bill. " (
  • "As chair of the DHS Appropriations Subcommittee, I am pleased that our Appropriations Committee has accepted Congressman Aguilar's provision that protects DACA recipients and helps them contribute their talents and perspectives to our nation. Our DACA recipients love America and call it their home, and I've fought for their future by introducing the Dream and Promise Act -- whose passage Congressman Aguilar was instrumental in securing. I thank him for his crucial contributions in our fight to ensure our country benefits from the views and skills of these young Americans." (
  • "This bill limits access to asylum and eliminates provisions that protect children and their right to seek refuge in our country. It excludes thousands of Dreamers, has no guarantee of citizenship, and does nothing to remove the uncertainty and fear Dreamers have of deportation away from family and the only country they know as home. This bill is a sham. It authorizes prolonged detentions, funds Trump's border wall, militarizes our borders, weakens child protection laws, and erodes our American tradition of united families. I urge my colleagues to vote against this irresponsible bill." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "The ongoing implementation of the Joint Plan of Action agreed to by Iran and the "P5+1" nations last November increases the possibility of a comprehensive and verifiable international agreement. We understand that there is no assurance of success and that, if talks break down or Iran reneges on pledges it made in the interim agreement, Congress may be compelled to act as it has in the past by enacting additional sanctions legislation. At present, however, we believe that Congress must give diplomacy a chance. A bill or resolution that risks fracturing our international coalition or, worse yet, undermining our credibility in future negotiations and jeopardizing hard-won progress toward a verifiable final agreement, must be avoided." (
  • "After careful study of public and classified information, extensive discussions with people on both sides of the issue, and much thought and deliberation, I have concluded that supporting the Iran deal is the best option that we have at this time to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Absent credible and accurate information confirming a material breach, we are concerned that withholding certification of Iran's compliance or walking away from the JCPOA would harm our alliances, embolden Iran, and threaten U.S. national security. We are further concerned that non-certification based on justificiations beyond the scope of the nuclear agreement would threaten global non-proliferation efforts and send exactly the wrong message to North Korea at the moment we are trying to diplomatically defuse that crisis." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Signed a letter stating: "We write today to urge you to establish a process that allows U.S. companies to request an exclusion from the recent tariffs imposed on $200 billion of Chinese imports pursuant to the investigation into China's unfair trade practices under Section 301 consistent with those for the previous two Section 301 tariff lists. Such a process would afford U.S. companies the opportunity to seek relief if tariffs harm their global competitiveness and would help target the effects of the tariffs on China rather than on U.S. companies and their customers." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (

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