Press Releases

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Assemblymember Salas Landmark EDD Reform Legislation Advances


SACRAMENTO, CA –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the advancement of Assembly Bill (AB) 56, a bipartisan bill, which will overhaul the Employment Development Department (EDD) to speed up unemployment insurance claims, protect Californians from identity theft, stop rampant fraud of the unemployment insurance system, and ensure that California is ready to meet the next crisis.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Salas Calls for Statewide Mental Health Director for Seniors in New Legislation


SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) commended the advancement of Assembly Bill (AB) 383, which passed unanimously with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. AB 383 would establish an Older Adult Mental Health Services Administrator to integrate, improve and increase mental health services for older adults.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Salas Announces Over $6 Million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for Stratford


SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to award the City of Stratford with $6,568,100 in financing for the Stratford Public Utility District’s Wastewater Facilities Improvement Project, which will help build a new treatment and disposal system that is affordable to ratepayers and addresses aging infrastructure to ensure proper management of the facility.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 Assemblymember Salas Expands Job Opportunities for Military Spouses


SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the advancement of Assembly Bill (AB) 107, which passed unanimously with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. AB 107 will expedite the process of relicensing certain jobs for military spouses and expand the job opportunities that military spouses qualify for, while easing the burdens placed on families serving our nation.


Monday, March 15, 2021

Assemblymember Salas Honors Mari Pérez-Dowling as “2021 Woman of the Year”


BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) proudly recognized Mari Pérez-Dowling, the President and CEO of the United Way of Kern County, as Woman of the Year for Assembly District 32. Ms. Pérez-Dowling is the first Latina to serve in her role as President and CEO at United Way of Kern and has championed efforts to reduce homelessness and food insecurity, and has supported free income tax assistance and early childhood literacy programs that have benefited countless families throughout the Central Valley.


Friday, March 5, 2021

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.


Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.