Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on the Retirement of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

Dec 21, 2021
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that she will retire from the House at the end of her term:

“On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), I thank Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, for her 30 years of incredible service in Congress. Over the years, she has been a powerful voice for Hispanic families and a trailblazer as the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress. Her talent, grit, and skill has immensely benefitted the entire country.

“As Chairwoman of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has worked to strengthen our Homeland Security workforce, combat violent domestic extremism, mitigate damage from natural disasters, address increasing cyber-attacks, and prioritize the humane treatment of migrants. What's more, she has served as a tireless advocate for immigrant communities, authoring signature legislation to protect our nation's Dreamers.

“Congresswoman Roybal-Allard was a respected Chair of CHC and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, organizations that her father Congressman Edward R. Roybal co-founded. In these roles she helped improve the lives of Hispanics in our nation and developed pipelines to promote diversity in Congress and the federal government.

“Without a doubt, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is a generational leader whose legacy will last the test of time. She is an inspiration to many and it’s been a true honor serving alongside her. I wish her the best as she embarks on her next chapter.”

 

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.