Press Releases

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Budget Committee Chairs, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D- San Francisco) announced today an agreement has been reached between the Senate and the Assembly on the proposed 2020-2021 state budget.

The joint legislative plan builds on the Governor’s framework to further protect jobs and preserve vital services, while recognizing the sober economic outlook facing California. Acknowledging the strong likelihood of additional federal relief, the plan would use reserves to avoid overcutting now, while still keeping reserves on hand for the future, and ensuring full funding of K-14 schools. The plan also increases legislative oversight on COVID-19 spending, recognizes that employee groups are engaging in the collective bargaining process with the administration, and encourages health plans to engage with the administration in discussing options that may be needed in the months ahead.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020
California State Assembly
Proceedings of the Committee of the Whole
on the State Budget

Floor Session
Call to Order – 1:00 p.m.

Hon. Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Kevin Mullin, Speaker pro Tempore

Hon. Sydney Kamlager

Pledge of Allegiance
Hon. Ken Cooley

Procedural Motions
Hon. Ian Calderon, Majority Leader

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address:

“I was glad to hear Governor Gavin Newsom devote so much of his State of the State speech to homelessness and glad that he recognizes that our most intransigent problem is one that we will not conquer with solutions on any single front.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) today released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s initial budget proposal:

“California’s challenge in hammering out a budget in good economic times is finding a way to embrace and prolong our progress, while securing our fiscal future.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) today released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst’s Office annual fiscal outlook:

“The Legislative Analyst’s fiscal estimates give California’s leadership a lot to be happy about. It’s fair to say that this independent report card reminds us that the Legislature has done a great job in recent years of establishing budgets that attend to California’s current needs while prudently setting aside reserves for the future.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on the signing of SB 307, requiring additional state review of the Cadiz Water Project in the Mojave Desert:

"I want to applaud Governor Gavin Newsom for signing this important bill into law. It guarantees appropriate oversight of a proposed water project that has the potential for causing long-lasting environmental damage.