Veteran Resources

Through their service to our country, veterans have earned a wide range of benefits. My office has compiled a list of services and resources for our veteran community and their families.

Need Help with EDD?

The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of California workers unemployed. For assistance with EDD, please fill out the following form so that my office may better assist you with your case.

Valley Fever Resources and Initiatives

To fight this growing epidemic, learn how my office is dedicated to fighting this disease through improved medical training, strengthening worker protections, and streamlining the reporting and confirming of Valley Fever cases.

Assemblymember Salas Celebrates Vaccine Clinics Across the Valley

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) visited with frontline health workers, community members, and local leaders at vaccine clinics in Arvin, Wasco, and Delano, celebrating the 34,000 vaccine doses that were secured for the Central Valley.

Assemblymember Salas Uncovers Hidden Housing Fees with New Transparency Bill

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced legislation – Assembly Bill (AB) 119, which will increase transparency around direct fees that are often revealed late in the homebuying process and can create economic barriers for hard working families who are looking to purchase a house.

New Legislation Strengthens Energy Grid to Prevent Rolling Blackouts

AB699 Grpahic

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 699, which will establish an instantaneous rebate program to help low and moderate-income (LMI) families purchase smart home appliance devices, like interactive thermostats and smart plugs, that help save energy and reduce costs for ratepayers.

Assemblymember Salas Announces Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced new legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 673, which supports domestic violence victims by increasing funding to nonprofits that provide shelter and services for victims. A report by the Little Hoover Commission found that nonprofits often face numerous delays in receiving funding and can be forced to take out loans just to keep the lights on.

Assemblymember Salas Introduces Legislation to Tackle Youth Suicide Prevention

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced legislation – Assembly Bill (AB) 58 – to address the increase in youth suicides and self-harm across the state by improving youth suicide prevention within schools. A State Auditor’s report requested by Assemblymember Salas, released earlier this year, found that Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) lack the resources and policies necessary to effectively address rising rates of youth suicide and self-harm.

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

Salas AB56 EDD Reform

SACRAMENTO, CA – On the first day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 56, which will overhaul the Employment Development Department (EDD) to speed up and simplify unemployment insurance claims, protect Californians from identity theft, stop rampant fraud of the unemployment insurance system, and hold the department accountable if they do not deliver benefits in a timely manner.

Assemblymember Salas Convenes Joint Oversight Hearing to Hold EDD Accountable

Salas Joint Hearing Insurance & Joint Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and colleagues from the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Assembly Insurance Committee, held an oversight hearing to hold California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) accountable for their inaction and failures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Balanced Budget Invests in Economic Recovery, School Reopenings, and Vaccinations

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) commended the $227 billion balanced budget proposal with no tax increases, which includes landmark investment in economic recovery for small businesses and families, school reopenings, and COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine distribution. Due to the Legislature’s quick actions last year making fiscally responsible decisions and drawing from California’s rainy day fund, the state will maintain a one-time $15 billion surplus.

COVID-19 Vaccine to be Stored and Distributed from Kern Medical

COVID-19 Vaccine to be Stored and Distributed from Kern Medical

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and local healthcare workers celebrated the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would be stored and distributed from Kern Medical to the larger Central Valley region. This effort was made possible through $5 million in funding that Assemblymember Salas secured in the state budget. This funding allowed Kern Medical to purchase an extreme cold freezer, which will now be used to store the COVID-19 vaccine.

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