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 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.

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

EDD Improvements Graphic

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.

Lemoore’s Sushi Table Honored for California’s Small Business of the Year

Small Business Saturday

LEMOORE – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) honored Sushi Table as the 32nd Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year, acknowledging their years of service giving back to Kings County. Owner and Chef Sunny Law, along with his wife Fanny Law, have both dedicated themselves to helping grow the small business community in Kings County and providing unparalleled service to their customers.

Over $1 Million in Grants Secured for Kings River Improvements

KIngs River Funding

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the awarding of $1,165,644 in grants for the Kings River Conservation District Channel Improvement Project. The California Department of Conservation (DOC) distributed this funding in first-of-their-kind grants for watershed restoration and conservation projects on the Kings River.

Salas Joins Kings County Sheriffs’ for Groundbreaking of Innovative New Headquarters

Salas Kings County Sheriff Headquarters Groundbreaking Photo


HANFORD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Kings County Sheriff David Robinson and community leaders to celebrate the official opening of the new Sheriff’s Headquarters in Hanford. Assemblymember Salas secured $7 million for this project as part of a public safety infrastructure package in the 2018-19 state budget, along with an additional $1.7 million for a new police facility in Corcoran. In total, Assemblymember Salas has helped secure $13.7 million for public safety infrastructure projects in Kings County, including crucial improvements in Lemoore, Avenal, and Corcoran.

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