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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

(Sacramento) - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month and comes with strict new accountability provisions to ensure funds can only be spent on transportation.

“California has a massive backlog of broken infrastructure that has been neglected far too long,” said Governor Brown. “Fixing the roads will not get cheaper by waiting – or ignoring the problem. This is a smart plan that will improve the quality of life in California.”

Monday, February 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO — California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview:

“California has the most manufacturing jobs in the nation. Our state grows a quarter of the nation’s food. Our minimum wage increase has not only helped our poorest workers, it has boosted the economy while unemployment continues to drop. We have not only balanced our budget, we have had surpluses and put money away for future economic downturns – something we hope the President’s policies won’t hasten.

Monday, January 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO — At the invitation of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez delivered today's prayer at Assembly floor session.

Imam Abdul-Azeez is the founder of Tarbiya Institute, an Islamic organization based in Roseville, Calif. that focuses its efforts on restoring the authentic image of Islam and the empowerment of the Muslim individual through perpetual personal progress.

Monday, January 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO — The California State Assembly today unanimously elected Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D., to serve as the Assembly’s chief sergeant-at-arms.

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) administered the oath of office to Dr. Gustafson shortly after the vote.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the University of California Board of Regents voted to increase student tuition:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after Donald Trump issued several executive orders related to immigration:

“Here in California we are concerned that these policies are based more on campaign buzzwords than on legal and economic realities.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “great”. “He emphasized California’s role as a leader in the fight to combat climate change,” said Assemblymember Berman. “It is a fact that the climate is changing and the oceans are rising. California needs to stay vigilant in our efforts to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/berman

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “inspiring”. “He touched on so many issues that are really important to my district…transportation and housing and how we can move forward,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. She says she remains concerned about how much emphasis and resources will be dedicated to education. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/aguiar-curry

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, says he was very pleased with the Governor’s annual State of the State address. “I applaud his comments on our commitment to upholding California’s values and defending its people in the face of uncertainty,” said Assemblymember Medina. “I also support his efforts to build a solid rainy day fund and provide moderate funding increases to all segments of California’s Higher Education system despite a projected budget deficit.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/medina

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) says he was pleased with Governor Jerry Brown’s passionate State of the State address. “I really enjoyed when he talked about infrastructure, bringing together everybody across the table to talk about roads, tunnels but also dams…the water infrastructure,” said Assemblymember Salas. He says he’s looking forward to working with the Governor to address these issue. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/salas