Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 2983, that would strengthen regulations around automatic refills for prescription medication passed the Assembly Floor.

“We need to put patients’ health first,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The practice of automatic refills should be driven by what is best for the patient, not profitability for pharmacies.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed ACA 5 authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber and co-authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden that would amend California’s Constitution by repealing provisions of Proposition 209. Assemblymember Chris Holden issued the following statement:

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Four of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills cleared the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee. The legislation passed includes two California Legislative Black Caucus backed bills – Assembly Bill 1994 that would expand access to health-care services to juveniles upon release from a public institution, and Assembly Bill 2019 that would increase access to community college courses for students in juvenile court schools and alternative schools.

Press Releases

Shock and Disgust

Monday, June 1, 2020

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on Death of George Floyd:

Shock and Disgust

These are dark and perilous times for Black Americans.  Make that, all Americans.  The constant reminder of a blatant disregard for the lives of so many black men and women at the hands of police officers has rocked our collective consciousness. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pasadena, CA – Catherine Del Rosario, District Director for Assemblymember Chris Holden, made the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs’ (NAAPPPA) 2020 list of the top 40 AAPI political operatives and public affairs professionals under 40.

“Congratulations to Catherine Del Rosario for her recognition,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Every day I get to see the positive impact Catherine makes for the constituents and cities I represent, and the leadership she brings to the staff, interns, and youth programs in my office.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed May Revision for the 2020-2021 Budget. Newsom’s budget lays out a plan to close a $54 billion gap due to the COVID -19 recession.  Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 2019, that would increase access to dual enrollment opportunities for students in juvenile court schools passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly Education Committee today. The measure would allow county offices of education to participate in College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnerships in the same way local school districts do.

I hope you and your family are doing well in these difficult times. I wanted to take an opportunity and provide you with an update on what the State is doing to address the COVID-19 epidemic and the resources available for you.

On March 16, the California State Legislature passed a $1.1 billion dollar Budget package to bolster the State’s response to both medical needs of people with the virus and help implement drastic mitigation efforts necessary to deal with the pandemic.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed May Revision Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget.  Revenues in Brown’s May Revision are up $2.5 billion dollars while the Rainy Day Fund grows to $8.5 billion. Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41), California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, released the following statement:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport. Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.