Lucille Roybal-Allard

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Lucille Roybal-Allard
Lucille Roybal-Allard.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 40
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGrace Napolitano (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.62 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,655,755
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1987-1992
Education
Bachelor'sB.A., California State University Los Angeles, 1965
Personal
BirthdayJune 12, 1941
Place of birthBoyle Heights, CA
Net worth$343,005
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lucille Roybal-Allard (b. June 12, 1941, in Boyle Heights, CA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 40th Congressional District. Roybal-Allard was first elected to the House in 1992.

Roybal-Allard most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 40th District. She defeated David Sanchez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 34th, by redistricting.[2]

Roybal-Allard began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 1987 to 1992.

Roybal-Allard is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and David Sanchez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, and will face off in the general election.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Roybal-Allard is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Roybal-Allard's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1965: Graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with B.A.
  • 1987-1992: California State Assembly
  • 1993-Present: U.S. Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Roybal-Allard serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Roybal-Allard's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Roybal-Allard voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Roybal-Allard joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Roybal-Allard voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Roybal-Allard voted for HR 2775.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[21]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Roybal-Allard voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Roybal-Allard voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Lucille Roybal-Allard's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Roybal-Allard is a Hard-Core Liberal. Roybal-Allard received a score of 76 percent on social issues and 2 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2014

Roybal-Allard is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and David Sanchez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, unopposed.[29] They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2012

Roybal-Allard won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 40th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 34th, by redistricting. She and David Sanchez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Roybal-Allard went on to defeat Sanchez in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

U.S. House, California District 40 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLucille Roybal-Allard Incumbent 58.9% 73,940
     Democratic David Sanchez 41.1% 51,613
Total Votes 125,553
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Roybal-Allard attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Roybal-Allard is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Roybal-Allard raised a total of $3,655,755 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[42]

Lucille Roybal-Allard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 40) Won $581,440
2010 US House (California, District 34) Won $577,788
2008 US House (California, District 34) Won $579,484
2006 US House (California, District 34) Won $589,538
2004 US House (California, District 34) Won $573,212
2002 US House (California, District 34) Won $451,105
2000 US House (California, District 33) Won $303,188
Grand Total Raised $3,655,755


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Roybal-Allard's reports.[43]

Lucille Roybal-Allard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2013$34,158.18$37,440.54$(37,402.62)$34,196.10
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2013$34,196.10$75,280.00$(50,328.46)$59,147.64
October Quarterly[46]October 15, 2013$59,147.64$40,832.34$(44,339.59)$55,640.39
Year-End[47]January 31, 2014$55,640$52,300$(41,389)$66,550
April Quarterly[48]April 15, 2014$66,550$35,631$(62,486)$39,695
Pre-Primary[49]May 22, 2014$39,695$55,750$(15,735)$79,710
July Quarterly[50]July 15, 2014$79,710$44,750$(44,433)$80,026
Running totals
$341,983.88$(296,113.67)

2012

Roybal-Allard won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roybal-Allard's campaign committee raised a total of $581,440 and spent $563,470.[51] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[52]

Cost per vote

Roybal-Allard spent $7.62 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Roybal-Allard won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Roybal-Allard's campaign committee raised a total of $577,788 and spent $611,209.[53]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Roybal-Allard's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $170,010 and $516,000. That averages to $343,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Roybal-Allard ranked as the 309th most wealthy representative in 2012.[54] Between 2004 and 2012, Roybal-Allard's calculated net worth[55] decreased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[56]

Lucille Roybal-Allard Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$594,957
2012$343,005
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-42%
Average annual growth:-5%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Roybal-Allard is a "far-left Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Roybal-Allard received in June 2013.[59]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Roybal-Allard most often votes with:

Roybal-Allard least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Roybal-Allard missed 374 of 14,496 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Roybal-Allard paid her congressional staff a total of $1,067,119 in 2011. She ranked 116th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 97th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Roybal-Allard ranked 19th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[63]

2012

Roybal-Allard ranked 29th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[64]

2011

Roybal-Allard ranked 46th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Roybal-Allard voted with the Democratic Party 95.4 percent of the time, which ranked 20th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[66]

2013

Roybal-Allard voted with the Democratic Party 96.3 percent of the time, which ranked 59th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

Roybal-Allard and her husband, Edward, have four children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
  2. thedowneypatriot.com, "Roybal-Allard to seek re-election (UPDATED)," August 2011
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Lucille Roybal-Allard," accessed November 12, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
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  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  22. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  27. 27.0 27.1 On The Issues, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014
  28. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  31. California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
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  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
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  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
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  40. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  41. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Lucille Roybal-Allard," accessed March 22, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  46. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  47. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  48. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  49. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  50. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  51. Open Secrets, "Lucille Roybal-Allard 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013
  52. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  53. Open Secrets, "Lucille Roybal-Allard 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 12, 2011
  54. OpenSecrets, "Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  55. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  56. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  57. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  58. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  59. GovTrack, "Lucille Roybal-Allard," accessed July 21, 2014
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  64. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  65. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  66. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  67. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Grace Napolitano
U.S. House - California
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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