Press Releases

Monday, June 1, 2020

Assemblymember Salas Helps Families Access Essential Items

HANFORD, CA - Last Friday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined by community partners in Kings County, including Hanford Mercado & Carniceria Del Valle and the Professional Latín American Association, to distribute bags of essential items to families in need.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Legislation to Expand Job Opportunities for Military Spouses Advances

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 2549, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. The bill streamlines and recognizes specific licenses earned in other states for jobs when military spouses move to California. Military spouses will have the opportunity to qualify for their licenses by passing California licensure tests in an expedited manner.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Prevention of Lead Poisoning Bill Protecting Children Passes Assembly Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 2277, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to protect the millions of children who have not received required blood lead screening tests, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health unanimously with bipartisan support.


Monday, May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week, Assembly Bill 3205 (AB 3205), authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed unanimously out of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. This bill establishes the Regions Rise Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) that will enable regions to collaborate and create inclusive regional strategies for economic prosperity.


Friday, May 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released further details on Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act. This legislation is supported by a wide coalition of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Senator Cathleen Galgiani­­. This legislation outlines historic revitalization options and economic opportunities for workers, families, and small businesses, while expanding job opportunities to help those affected by the pandemic-induced recession.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO, – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released a $203.3 billion overall spending plan, $19 billion less spending than in the previous January proposal due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a nationwide recession.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bill Recognizing Dispatchers as First Responders Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which will recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored the legislation, joined law enforcement, firefighters, and dispatchers from around the state to provide supportive testimony for this important bill.