Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Education Committee passed Assemblyman Anthony Rendon's AB 273, which provides money to local child care workers in the General Child Care Program for Infants and Toddlers, on a 6-1 vote.
This program serves impoverished children and provides them with full-day, full-year child care. The additional funds will go towards providing sustainable, high-quality learning programs through braided federal Early Head Start support services and GCC-IT. Early Edge California, Zero To Three and the California Child Development Administrators Association sponsored Rendon's bill.
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Business & Professions Committee passed AB 512, authored by Assembly Member Rendon and sponsored by Los Angeles County, on a bipartisan 13-0 vote.
AB 512 extends a law to allow out-of-state health care providers to volunteer at non-profit health events like Los Angeles’ CareNow and CareHarbor Health Events and the Remote Area Medical clinics held in Sacramento and Oakland. In 2012 alone, these events served more than 28,000 people and even more could be served if qualified out-of-state medical practitioners are allowed to volunteer their services.
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Banking & Finance Committee voted 8-3 to pass AB 122 authored by Assembly Member Rendon and sponsored by State Controller John Chiang.
AB 122 creates a statewide financing program to encourage commercial building owners to install energy retrofits. Currently, many commercial property owners do not retrofit their buildings because projects are too expensive, it is difficult to find affordable financing, and the pay-back period for the loans takes too long to realize the cost savings of the loan.
Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon and Richard Pan Say Scientific Evidence Shows Need for AB 711 to Phase Out Lead Ammunition
Sacramento – Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) today touted a report published by the leading scientists in the field of lead poisoning who say that “overwhelming scientific evidence” shows the toxic effect of lead-based ammunition on human health and the environment.
"Environmental exposure to lead is known to cause neurological deficits in intelligence and behavior in children. Lead ammunition is now the second largest use of lead in the United States," said Dr. Pan, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. "As a pediatrician, I am proud to cosponsor AB711 to phase out use of lead-based ammunition and reduce lead in our environment."
SACRAMENTO –Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced a new Assistant Majority Floor Leader and a new Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Chair, replacing former Assemblymember Ben Hueso, who was sworn into the Senate today. These appointments are effective immediately.
Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) will take over the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader, replacing Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lynwood).
Assemblymember Rendon is the new Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
Sacramento, CA – In response to the Governor’s State of the State, Assembly Member Anthony Rendon issued the following statement.
“I applaud Governor Brown for his strong commitment to creating jobs, providing better access to education, expanding affordable health and responsibly managing water. These issues are of vital importance to the constituents of the 63rd Assembly District. Many of the communities in my district face double-digit unemployment, under-funded schools struggling to meet the needs of students, families facing above-average asthma rates, and residents who can’t get access to reliable, clean and safe drinking water.
Sacramento, CA – In response to the Governor’s release of his 2013-14 Budget, Assembly Member Anthony Rendon issued the following statement.
“I applaud Governor Brown for his commitment to education, especially to students who are learning English as a second language. My district contains many of the communities with students that the Governor is trying to help. I believe that the Governor’s focus on improving K-12 and Higher Education will be pivotal in preparing students to meet the workforce needs of our state in the future.
Vows to make high quality public education for all a top priority
(SACRAMENTO) — Professor and small businessman Anthony Rendon (D-Lynwood) today was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount and South Gate. The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol at noon.
"I am a strong believer that our short- and long-term economic and job growth is dependent on investment in education," said Rendon. "One of my legislative priorities will be to work to ensure that no-cost publicly funded pre-school services for income-qualifying families and high-quality, low-cost public community colleges and universities are made available for all Californians.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), along with several colleagues, spoke at a recent capitol news conference about a nine bill package of legislation to address the drinking water crisis in California. "Drinking water contamination, especially from groundwater, touches every region of our state, as much in urban communities as rural communities. In Los Angeles County alone, 89 communities, home to 8.4 million Californians, rely to some extent on an aquifer that is contaminated," said Assemblymember Rendon. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.