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}}{{tnr}}'''Lucille Roybal-Allard''' (b. June 12, 1941, in Boyle Heights, California) 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.  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Lucille Roybal-Allard''' (b. June 12, 1941, in Boyle Heights, California) 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 [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2012|40th District]].  She defeated [[David Sanchez (California)|David Sanchez]] (D) in the general election on  November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 34th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 34th]], by redistricting.<ref>[http://thedowneypatriot.com/view/full_story/14886175/article-Roybal-Allard-to-seek-re-election "Roybal-Allard to seek re-election (UPDATED)," ''thedowneypatriot.com'', August 2011]</ref>
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Roybal-Allard most recently won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2012|40th District]].  She defeated [[David Sanchez (California)|David Sanchez]] (D) in the general election on  November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'', "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 34th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 34th]], by redistricting.<ref>[http://thedowneypatriot.com/view/full_story/14886175/article-Roybal-Allard-to-seek-re-election "Roybal-Allard to seek re-election (UPDATED)," ''thedowneypatriot.com'', August 2011]</ref>
  
 
Roybal-Allard began her political career in the [[California State Assembly]], where she served from 1987 to 1992.
 
Roybal-Allard began her political career in the [[California State Assembly]], where she served from 1987 to 1992.

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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 primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,655,755
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1987-1992
Education
Bachelor'sBA, 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, California) 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.

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

Issues

Legislative actions

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

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" Roybal-Allard voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 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)

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" 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]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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

Voted "No" 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

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" 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

Voted "Yes" 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]

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 will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place 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.[27][28]

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

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.[39]

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

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.[40]

Lucille Roybal-Allard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2013$34,158.18$37,440.54$(37,402.62)$34,196.10
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2013$34,196.10$75,280.00$(50,328.46)$59,147.64
October Quarterly[43]October 15, 2013$59,147.64$40,832.34$(44,339.59)$55,640.39
Year-End[44]January 31, 2014$55,640$52,300$(41,389)$66,550
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2014$66,550$35,631$(62,486)$39,695
Pre-Primary[46]May 22, 2014$39,695$55,750$(15,735)$79,710
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2014$79,710$44,750$(44,433)$80,026
Running totals
$341,983.88$(296,113.67)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Roybal-Allard's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[48] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[49]

Cost per vote

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

2010

Breakdown of the source of Roybal-Allard's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[50]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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 June 2013.[51]

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.[52]

Roybal-Allard most often votes with:

Roybal-Allard least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Roybal-Allard missed 353 of 13,513 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.6%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[53]

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 ranks 116th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 97th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranks 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.[54]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[55]

Lucille Roybal-Allard Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$343,005
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.

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roybal-Allard ranked 29th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[56]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roybal-Allard ranked 46th in the liberal rankings.[57]

Voting with party

2013

Roybal-Allard voted with the Democratic Party 96.3% of the time, which ranked 59th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[58]

Personal

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

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See also

External links

References

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  2. "Roybal-Allard to seek re-election (UPDATED)," thedowneypatriot.com, August 2011
  3. Biographical Director 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
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Political offices
Preceded by
Grace Napolitano
U.S. House - California
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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