Roybal-Allard, Lucille (06/12/1941- )

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Summary

  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Occupation: Congresswoman, public relations officer, fund raising executive
  • Lucille Elsa Roybal-Allard (b 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 40th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 33rd from 1993 to 2003 and as the 34th from 2003 to 2013, includes much of southern Los Angeles, as well as a number of eastern suburbs such as Downey, Bell and Bell Gardens. She currently sits on the House Appropriations and Standards of Official Conduct committees. She has also served as the chair of the California Democratic congressional delegation (1998-1999) and of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She has also been active in the Congressional Children's Caucus and on the Democratic Homeland Security and the Livable Communities task forces. She is the first Mexican-American woman to serve in Congress. She and Nydia Velazquez of New York City were the second and third Latinas elected to Congress after Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami. She and Velazquez are the first Latina Democrats to serve in that body, and the first two elected to a full term. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the House Baltic Caucus.
  • Roybal-Allard introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 1281; 113th Congress) into the House on March 20, 2013. The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize grant programs and other initiatives to promote expanded screening of newborns and children for heritable disorders.[7] Roybal-Allard argued that "newborn screening not only transforms and save lives - it saves money." Roybal-Allard is married to Edward T. Allard III. She has two children, Ricardo Olivarez and Lisa Marie Roybal Elliott (born Olivarez), two stepchildren, Angela Allard and Guy Mark Allard, and four grandchildren.

Subject

  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille 1941-
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • United States Congress
  • Representative
  • Board of Regents

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Regent type

Representative (Democratic)

State

California

Notes

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Regent Tenure: 02/08/2019-Present

Topic

  • Women
  • Legislators
  • Democrat
  • History
  • Regents
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Democrat--Regents
  • Women--History

Place

  • United States
  • California

Form/Genre

Biographies

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