Lorena Gonzalez Statement on Appropriations Committee Suspense File

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 20, 2021) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the committee’s Suspense File hearing. In total, 537 bills were considered and 370 bill advanced out of the committee to the full Assembly:

“Today, the Appropriations Committee advanced legislation that tackles some of the most pressing challenges California families are facing, including a package of necessary reforms to the Employment Development Department.

We approved bills that offer real solutions to help address longstanding inequities that were exacerbated during the pandemic, including legislation that would ensure all families can access reliable broadband services, help combat the state’s homelessness crisis, strengthen health and safety protections for low-wage workers, drastically cut down on plastic waste, and extend healthcare and support services to our immigrant communities who were largely left out of pandemic relief efforts.  

Together, these policies can help us build towards a truly just and equitable recovery for all Californians as we set out to define our ‘new normal’.”

For questions or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Mike Blount: Mike.Blount@asm.ca.gov