Press Releases

Assemblymember Robert Rivas Statement on Veto of Assembly Bill 3005, the Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) released the following statement on the Governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 3005, the Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act:

“I am deeply disappointed to see AB 3005 returned with a veto from Governor Newsom.

Gov. Newsom Signs Key Legislation from Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package

Monday, September 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Tonight, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2043 and AB 2165, two key pieces of the California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package by Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella). Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) was also a lead author of AB 2043. It is the nation’s first legislative package to protect agricultural workers against the coronavirus and garnered broad and bipartisan support as it passed the Legislature in August.

Assemblymember Rivas Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Announcement to Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035, Phase Out Fracking

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rivas has released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to phase out gas-powered to zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035 and to phase out fracking:

Assemblymember Rivas Applauds State Board’s Decision to Promulgate COVID-19 Emergency Standards

Friday, September 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) lauded the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board for their announcement yesterday to create stronger rules for employers in protecting their employees against COVID-19 and preventing further spread of the virus.