Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is partnering with the California Institution for Men in Chino, Echos of Faith World Outreach Ministries and Chino Valley Employees Association to host another backpack distribution event. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given to local school children in grades K-8.
“The Inland Empire is still recovering from the recession and the back-to-school season can be tough financially for many families,” said Rodriguez. “Having proper school supplies creates a productive learning environment. I want to do whatever I can to bring some relief to struggling families and help students gain the tools they need to be successful.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement and legislative update after the conclusion of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
“I am pleased with the work we were able to accomplish during my first legislative session,” said Rodriguez. “The legislation that I introduced this year reflects my top priorities which are to encourage job creation in the Inland Empire and to protect public safety. I know there is still a lot of work to do, but I think we are off to a great start.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez congratulates CTP Transportation Products, LLC and Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, both of Ontario on being approved for job-training programs funded by the Employment Training Panel.
CTP Transportation Products will be the recipient of $126,060, which will fund training to update the skills of 150 employees and help the business address out-of-state competition. CTP Transportation Products is a leading producer of commercial vehicle wheels, outdoor power equipment, trailers and other industrial equipment.
Assembly Bill 1598 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to improve the way first responders train for active shooter situations is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. Assemblymember Rodriguez introduced the bill in response to the shooting that occurred in November of last year at Los Angeles International Airport in which a Transportation Safety Administration officer was killed.
“I heard too many stories about injured victims at LAX having to wait to receive medical care,” said Rodriguez. “As an Emergency Medical Technician of 30 years, I know how critical it is for the injured to receive prompt medical attention. Our law enforcement, fire and emergency medical responders must work together to prepare for and respond to these incidents. A coordinated emergency response can help bring medical attention to victims faster and could save lives.”
SACRAMENTO – In this week's Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, shares wildfire safety tips.
This week's English radio address is 1:02.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement on the passing of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:
“Today the legislature came together in a strong, bipartisan agreement to pass a water bond that ensures water reliability, is fiscally responsible and addresses the critical needs of our state and the Inland Empire, especially during this historic drought. Local water agencies will be able to apply for funds from this bond to invest in groundwater cleanup and water recycling projects which are both critically important to our region. The water bond also provides $3 billion for water storage and dam construction which is an important component of drought preparedness. Most importantly, this is a smaller, more acceptable alternative.”
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 is a $7.545 billion funding package that includes $900 million for groundwater cleanup, $750 million for water recycling projects and $520 million for projects that provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is partnering with the California Institution for Men in Chino, Echos of Faith World Outreach Ministries and Chino Valley Employees Association to distribute free backpacks and school supplies to local school children in grades K-8. Backpacks will be distributed at the California Institution for Men and finger printing, wall climbing and other activities will be available.
"The Inland Empire is still recovering from the recession and the back-to-school season can be tough financially for many families," said Rodriguez. "Having proper school supplies creates a productive learning environment. I want to do whatever I can to bring some relief to struggling families and help students gain the tools they need to be successful."
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, will hold an informational hearing of the committee on the topic of Petroleum Transportation by Rail and First Responder Preparedness – Training and Equipment.
Assemblymember Rodriguez is pleased to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1727 which improves the safety of surplus drug collection and distribution programs.
AB 1727 prevents medications that are strictly regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from being donated to drug collection programs. The specific medications addressed in this bill can have severe side effects, such as birth defects and vision loss. In order to ensure the benefits of these drugs outweigh the risks, the FDA requires the pharmaceutical manufacturer to track the drug from the doctor, to the pharmacy and through the patient and patients who use these drugs must also be closely monitored by physicians.
Donating these strictly-regulated drugs to surplus drug collection programs can make it more difficult for manufacturers and physicians to monitor the medication and could undermine the safety precautions put in place by the FDA. AB 1727 will strengthen safety precautions and ensure that FDA regulated medications continue to be monitored as required.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez held a Summer Open House at his District Office this past Saturday, July 19th.
More than 140 local community members attended the Open House where they heard Rodriguez talk about his accomplishments during his eight months in office which include introducing legislation to create health care jobs and helping to bring a $5000 grant to Ramona Junior High School in Chino. Several organizations had booths at the event as well. Covered California representatives were there to answer questions from event attendees and American Medical Response offered Compression-Only CPR training.