Press Releases

Speaker Rendon Leads Assembly Delegation to United Nations Climate Conference

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) will lead a delegation of Assemblymembers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The goal of the Assembly delegation will be to inspire other nations to adopt more urgent climate policies and to learn progressive policies from other nations that may benefit California.

Speaker Rendon Announces Formation of Select Committee on Orange County Oil Spill

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) today announced the formation of a Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. This select committee will be chaired by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), who requested the committee's formation.

Legislative Leaders Applaud Early, United Legislative Version of 2021-22 State Budget

SACRAMENTO — Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the Legislative Version of the 2021-22 State Budget:

Speaker Rendon Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s Revised Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 revised budget proposal:

“This budget proposal is perhaps more complex than ever. That is not a downside. It reflects the scope of things we are trying to accomplish in California.

Speaker Rendon's 2021-22 Organizational Session Remarks As Written

I want to start by thanking you for re-electing me as your Speaker.

I'm honored to be chosen again for this office, and I will continue to work to rise to the honor.

I will continue to be a members' Speaker. That is, one who consults with the members and makes decisions for the benefit of the membership.

Senate, Assembly Reach Agreement on 2020-21 Budget

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.