eAlerts

April 21, 2021

Happy Earth Day! Today allows us to reflect on our planet and hopefully inspires us to change our ways for the sake of the environment.

As many of you know, I’ve been working for years on ways to cut California’s emissions to fight global warming. This year, I’m spearheading AB 33,...

April 15, 2021

With significantly less rainfall again this year, drought conditions are expected to persist in California, opening the door to another devastating wildfire season. It was just last year when the state topped a record four million acres burned. No other year has surpassed two million acres since...

April 1, 2021

Dear Friends,

Join me on Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00 pm for a Virtual Town Hall on eviction prevention.

I’ve invited an expert panel from both San Francisco and San Mateo Counties to:

Describe resources available for both landlords and tenants, including...

March 22, 2021

Unanticipated circumstances have made it necessary for us to cancel “Conversations with Kevin & Phil” scheduled for Wednesday, March 24th at 6:00PM.

We will announce a new date soon.

Thank you for understanding.

March 19, 2021

The annual deadline for the Legislature to pass our state’s budget is June 15th. As the first budget developed entirely during the COVID pandemic, this year’s process started earlier, and several provisions have already been enacted through early action.

I’ll be joining Assembly Speaker...

March 11, 2021

Like many parents, I feel somewhat relieved. California is finally on track to bring back more students for in-person learning this month.

As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I played a key role in the negotiations that led to AB 86, a compromise between the Governor and the...

March 3, 2021

Great news! Under my leadership as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, the state just passed a major COVID-19 relief package, providing immediate help to struggling Californians, small businesses, nonprofits and safety net programs hardest hit by the pandemic.

The bulk of assistance...

February 25, 2021

The end of January brought disturbing news to our community, a rise in the already concerning number of unprovoked attacks against Asian Americans who are wrongly blamed for the coronavirus. Even more sickening, a rash of assaults in the Bay Area have involved elderly victims, violently pushed...

February 16, 2021

Just a reminder that I am hosting a virtual town hall later today on COVID-19 vaccines and variants. New strains of the coronavirus are appearing in our communities, and the counties in our district are ramping up plans to distribute vaccination shots to keep us safe. I want you to have the...

February 9, 2021

Variations of the coronavirus are appearing in our communities, just as California is ramping up its COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Both trends are raising concerns among constituents. To help answer your questions, I am holding a virtual town hall next week with trusted experts.

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February 1, 2021

The beginning of another month signals that rent is due. However, for millions of tenants, relief is on the way, as a result of new laws the Legislature sent the Governor last week. With his signature, California enacted the strongest renter protections in the country.

As Chair of the...

January 15, 2021

As a parent, I’m concerned about the impacts that indefinite distance learning and social isolation are having on our children. We must reopen schools as soon as it’s safe.

One of my priorities this legislative session is AB 10, my bill requiring schools to have a reopening plan and to...

December 14, 2020

As stricter Stay-At-Home orders are needed to address the surge in COVID-19 cases, California has increased support for small businesses through new hiring tax credits, automatic sales tax relief, and increased access to capital. 

"Main Street" Small Business Hiring Tax Credit -...

November 24, 2020

I hope you were able to take some time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. As we reflect on what is most important in our lives and look forward to the new year, I am seeking your input on California’s legislative and budget priorities for 2021.

You may have heard the latest forecast by...

November 16, 2020

As a parent of kids in local public schools, I share concerns about the mental and social-emotional health of our students, public health safety for school personnel and students, and education gaps between public and private school students. If you share my concerns or have questions, join me...