Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this week released the following statement on the historic election of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations. “Members of Congress have no more sacred obligation than to protect the safety and welfare of the American people. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard will lead Democrats’ efforts to ensure our federal agencies have the resources needed to keep our families safe and our country secure.
“Congress is strongest when it recognizes the full diversity of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds that is America. As Congresswoman Roybal-Allard becomes the first Latina ever to serve as a Ranking Member or Chair of an Appropriations subcommittee, we are proud that this moment in history belongs to such an experienced and dedicated Member of the Democratic Caucus.
“As the original author of the DREAM Act, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a consistent champion for restoring compassion and accountability to our broken immigration system and for the security of the American people. We look forward to having her expertise and excellence fighting for the values and priorities of the American people in this critical position.”
Published: Jan. 22, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 41