Press Release

California to provide assistance to federal workers impacted by the federal government shutdown

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) applauds Governor Newsom for taking action to assist federal employees in California impacted by the federal government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018.  Eligible employees who are furloughed or continue to work without timely payment of their earned wages will be able to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ Statement on PG&E Announcing Intention to File Bankruptcy

Monday, January 14, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following statement after PG&E announced its intention to file bankruptcy:

“It’s critical that Californians have safe, reliable and affordable sources of energy. That’s why I will work closely with the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature to ensure any solutions adequately protect our workers, environment and ratepayers.”

Assemblymember Rivas Reacts to Gov. Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Friday, January 11, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his initial budget proposal:

“As a kid who grew up in farmworker housing and went on to become a State Assemblymember, I share Governor Newsom’s commitment to make the California Dream available to all. I applaud the investments in bold new initiatives to help working families, while balancing the need to pay down debt and keep our fiscal house in order.”

$12.5 Million in Emergency Homeless Funding Approved for Monterey and San Benito Counties

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) applauds the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council for awarding $12.5 million to the Monterey and San Benito Counties Continuum of Care. The funds, a Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant, will be allocated regionally by the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers to help those who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

Monday, December 3, 2018

(Sacramento) -  Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), comes to the State Assembly after having served two terms on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.  Over his county career, Rivas has  advocated for affordable housing, LGBQT equality, improved roadways, and  local higher education. He attended Gavilan College and Sacramento  State for undergraduate school and went on to San Jose State University  for graduate school. Prior to serving as county supervisor, Rivas worked  in staff positions for Assemblymembers Simon Salinas and Anna  Caballero.