(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the
following statement regarding today's legislative hearings on the cleanup of contamination from the
Exide battery plan in Vernon:
"Exide has polluted our communities for decades, spewing lead, arsenic, benzene and other
poisonous chemicals from its facility in Vernon. It has contaminated our air, our soil and our
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement after Governor Brown delivered the State of the State address:
“I was pleased the Governor continued his emphasis on responsible budgeting, while also exhibiting a willingness to work with the Legislature on strategic investments that move us toward a better state for all. Among them is his call to focus on our infrastructure – our parks, schools, roads and public facilities – that has been neglected far too long.
“As the Assembly embarks on our budget committee and subcommittee process, I welcome all Californians to submit input to their representatives so the final budget can truly be a document that embodies our values as Californians.”
SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) have released the following statement regarding the potential for gun violence bills to come before the Legislature this session:
“There has been much discussion about what the California Legislature will do on the issue of gun violence. The Assembly will be working with our colleagues in the State Senate to advance legislation that prevents gun violence and keeps our communities safe, while balancing Second Amendment rights. The recent Field Poll showed broad bipartisan support in California for common sense measures to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. Too many lives have been lost and too many families have been shattered by gun violence for us not to act. When so many have fallen, the responsibility is on us to stand up and do what’s right.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has been elected the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly. Speaker-elect Rendon said it will be an “immense privilege to serve” and told his fellow legislators, “We as policymakers have a great deal of work ahead of us to meet the challenges Californians demand we address.” Rendon will assume the office of Speaker on March 7, 2016. ABC10 (KXTV Sacramento) was on hand for the election and Speaker-elect Rendon’s post vote meeting with the media. Watch their report in this Assembly Assets video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today was elected the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly.
“I thank my colleagues for the confidence they have placed in me and for this immense privilege to serve,” Rendon said. “We as policymakers have a great deal of work ahead of us to meet the challenges Californians demand we address.”
Rendon will assume the office of Speaker on March 7.
“With the annual budget process underway, my immediate priority is working with my colleagues to negotiate a budget that represents the values of the people of California,” Rendon said. “Moving forward, the Assembly has a tremendous opportunity to address not only short-term goals but also the lingering long-term issues facing our state.”