What Members Are Saying

Statement by Assemblymember Speaker Pérez

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Assemblymember Speaker Pérez - AD 53
AB1263 – Interpreter services to patients


Patient safety should not get lost in translation,” said Speaker Pérez. “Having more trained and professional interpreters will save lives and reduce health care costs by reducing misdiagnoses and giving health professionals the correct information they need to make accurate assessments of patient health.”

Statement by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Bob Wieckowski - AD 25
AB 975 – Co-authored with Bonta – Transparency of private hospitals


“AB 975 is an effort to keep California’s private, nonprofit hospitals accountable. We must be able to ensure transparency so that citizens of our state can see benefits commensurate with the favorable tax treatment given to these hospitals.”

Statement by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Mariko Yamada - AD 4
AB 1006 – Clean slate for former juvenile offenders


“Youth who have completed their court adjudicated ‘debts-to-society’ should have an opportunity to start over with a clean slate. Many former juvenile offenders are unaware that their records are unsealed until they are refused a job, credit or housing.”

Statement by Assemblymember Mike Gatto

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Mike Gatto - AD 43
AJR 1 – Overturn Citizens United


“Voters are fed up with the notion that money is speech and that big corporate money can drown out the speech of average citizens. Americans believe that the U.S. Constitution should be amended to invalidate the Citizens United decision, and this resolution is the beginning of the national effort to do so.”

Statement by Assemblymember Ken Cooley

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Ken Cooley - AD 8
AB 12 and AB 117 – Accountability and transparency of state agencies


"As a guardian of the public trust, I want to ensure that California's regulations are not burdensome for our businesses and every taxpayer dollar spent is a dollar spent efficiently. My bills strengthen the accountability and transparency of the major regulatory adoption process and provide for more legislative oversight of state agencies."

Statement by Assemblymember Rob Bonta

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Rob Bonta - AD 18
AJR 7 – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid


“Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid represent three critical pillars of our social service safety net. After 76 years, Social Security remains actuarially sound, with a trust fund that is expected to peak at roughly $3.1 trillion in 2020…The other legs of the safety net—Medicare and Medicaid—provide critical healthcare services for millions of Californians. Medicare covers 5 million elderly or disabled Californians while roughly 14 million Californians are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including the elderly, disabled, indigent, and many children.

Statement by Assemblymember Toni Atkins

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Toni Atkins - AD 78
AB 952 – Tax credits for building low income housing


“Housing developments for special needs populations require substantial subsidies because of the extremely low incomes of residents. But these subsidies pay off for the state in the long run in terms of quality of life and reduced healthcare and social services costs."

Statement by Assemblymember Luis Alejo

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Luis Alejo - AD 30
AJR 3 – Immigration Reform Resolution

"Immigration reform is a major strategic opportunity for the United States. Immigrants are essential in keeping the American economy strong. At a time where we are still recovering from the worst financial crisis since the great depression, it's important to take action.”

Statement by Assembly Speaker Pérez – Healthcare

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Statement by Assembly Speaker Pérez – Healthcare:

"This bill takes an important step in ensuring that California remains a leader in the nation in implementing federal health care reform, and that Californians have access to affordable, quality health care. AB1X-1 allows California to fully participate in the federal partnership to expand health coverage to our lowest-income Californians." – Thursday, March 1, 2013

Statement by Assemblymember Gomez – Domestic Violence

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Statement by Assemblymember Gomez – Domestic Violence:

“Domestic Violence is not a private problem or a problem that should categorize one type of person. Domestic violence affects women, men, teens, same sex couples and the elderly. I don’t believe we take this lightly as a society, however I do have concerns that we do not do enough to prevent these very personal acts of violence.” – Thursday, Feb 21, 2013