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Assemblymember Chris Holden Legislation To Keep The Lights On In The West Passes Committee

Sacramento, CA –This week, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 538, which would work with states across the west to create a regional transmission system that expands the footprint for clean energy resources and enables better collaboration, transparency, and integration across the western electrical grid, passed the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy.

Assemblymember Holden Aims To Increase College Attendance

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden's, Bill 368, which would provide a pathway for more high school graduates to attend college, passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with bipartisan support.

California State Assembly Speaks with One Voice Condemning Azerbaijan’s Blockade of Artsakh

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s resolution, AJR 1, which condemns Azerbaijan’s blockade of Artsakh, passed the Assembly Floor with overwhelming bipartisan support. The resolution further calls on the Biden Administration to work to immediately facilitate the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance by way of airlift to the Armenians of Artsakh.

Assemblymember Holden’s Bills Move Through Policy Committees

Sacramento, CA – This week, several of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills passed Assembly policy committees: AB 43- Greenhouse gas emissions: building materials: embodied carbon-trading system; AB 249- Water: school sites: lead testing, AB 323- Density Bonus Law: purchase of density bonus units by nonprofit housing organizations: civil action; and AB 647- Grocery workers.

Assemblymember Chris Holden Assists with Legislation Addressing Gasoline Price Volatility in California

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Holden supported SBX1-2 (Skinner), which strengthens the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) ability to establish accountability and tracking related to gasoline prices. Additionally, the measure allows the CEC to establish a maximum gross gasoline refining margin as well as the authority to issue penalties on oil companies that fail to play by the rules.