Press Releases

Assemblymember Rivas Introduces Legislation to Increase Access to Rural Broadband, Telehealth, and Electronic Court Filings

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) introduced three bills aimed at improving access to fundamental services in rural California, including high-speed internet, rural healthcare, and court services. These bills focus on access and equity, two values important to rural communities. 

Assemblymember Robert Rivas Responds to Governor Newsom’s 2020 Budget Proposal

Friday, January 10, 2020

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

“Governor Newsom’s proposed budget continues California’s commitment to elevate working families and address the real challenges that Californians face every day. With strong and innovative investments to improve access and opportunity, our state can extend a vibrant future to all, while ensuring that we are fiscally responsible.”

Assemblymember Rivas Stands in Strong Support of Housing

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(OAKLAND, CA) - Today, a press event in support of SB 50, Assemblymember Rivas (D-Hollister) delivered the following statement:

First, I want to thank Senator Wiener for leading this important fight... and let’s be honest, I commend him for his relentless... his relentless and unwavering leadership on this bill and really, for his willingness to champion sensible housing policy.

Governor Signs Asm. Rivas’ Bill to Protect Health and the Environment

Monday, October 14, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Newsom has signed AB 936, legislation to protect public health and the environment authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister). “I thank the Governor for signing this critical bill to protect the people of California,” said Rivas. “AB 936 takes bold steps to ensure first responders are properly equipped and have the information they need to deal with the unique challenges posed by a spill of nonfloating oil. Our communities are counting on us and this shows a serious commitment to ensure their health and safety.”