Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017
SACRAMENTO — The California State Assembly today gave final approval to a series of measures that mark the most significant action to address California’s housing affordability in decades. The affordable housing package, which now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown, includes bills preserving existing affordable housing stock and streamlining the zoning and construction of affordable housing.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after the Assembly passed a series of measures aimed at addressing California’s affordable housing crisis:

“Today we took a step toward addressing a housing crisis that has been plaguing California for years. The package of bills we approved today addresses funding, project streamlining, stricter enforcement, and real accountability – all the affordable housing elements necessary to help more Californians pay the rent or buy a house. This isn’t a package built of straw or twigs – this package is brick solid.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown have agreed to provide $30 million in assistance to Dreamers in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“We will not let one man with xenophobic tendencies undercut years of progress we have made in California to integrate these young adults into our society and economy,” said Senator President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). “California is their home and they are our future.”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after President Donald Trump exercised executive authority to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Monday, August 28, 2017

$4 billion bond includes additional $1 billion for veteran housing

SACRAMENTOSenate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that agreement has been reached on legislation that will provide a $4 billion infusion of funding for affordable housing from bond sales.

Senate Bill 3 (Beall) proposes $4 billion in bonds for affordable housing, including $1 billion to extend the CalVet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement on Assembly Republican leadership:

“Chad Mayes is a good man who worked hard to balance doing what was right for California and meeting the needs of his caucus. Personally, I will miss working with Chad as Republican Leader. But make no mistake, the bromance will endure.”

"Since we were elected to the Assembly in 2012, Brian Dahle and I have had a strong working relationship. I know that will continue in his new role.”

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), the chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginning in the legislative interim so the committee can develop plans for achieving universal health care in California.