Press Releases

New Bill Seeks to Mitigate Harmful Use of Illegal and Dangerous Fireworks

AB 1588 Will Provide Resources to the State Fire Marshal

(Sacramento – July 20, 2021) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D–South Los Angeles) co-authored Assembly Bill 1588, which seeks to provide $1.8 million in funding to the California State Fire Marshal to safely enforce existing statewide programs to prevent the use of illegal and dangerous fireworks.

Statement on the Passage of the State’s Budget

I voted to pass the nearly $270 billion dollar California state budget. This budget provides essential funding to help our state rebound from the pandemic and maintain a rainy-day fund for future needs.

Statement On The Shooting Near USC/Exposition Park

A series of tragic shootings occurred near USC/Exposition Park by a lone gunman that ended with three individuals shot – two of whom died from their wounds. The gunman was chased and was eventually killed by police officers in a shoot out on the 91 freeway.

Declaración Sobre El Tiroteo Cerca De USC /Exposition Park

Una serie de tiroteos trágicos ocurrieron cerca de USC / Exposition Park por un tirador que terminó con tres personas baleadas, dos de las cuales murieron a causa de sus heridas. El pistolero fue perseguido y finalmente fue asesinado por agentes de policía en un tiroteo en la autopista 91.

Statement On Recent Arrest Of Huntington Park City Staff

Allegations of corruption and a self-serving political environment in Huntington Park have plagued the city for years.

Now city residents must content with the arrest of a financial administrator for data breach and ID theft in addition to the entire finance department being dismissed and escorted from city hall by police officers.