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.

Assemblymember Salas released the following statement regarding the hearing:

“Today's hearings confirmed our worst fears and validated the frustrations of millions of Californians. It is clear that EDD did not prepare to meet this crisis and their dysfunction kept families from receiving desperately needed relief. We will make sure that EDD is reformed so that working families are never denied the relief they need during a crisis again. That is why I have introduced Assembly Bill 56, which will force the EDD to accept and implement these reforms.”

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Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.