Press Release

Friday, July 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) led the State Assembly as it adjourned the July 20, 2017 floor session in the memory of Solana Henneberry, a neighbor and close family friend of Assemblymember Bonta who was also a lifelong advocate for children and public education. “I personally admired Solana’s strength and courage as she bravely battled breast cancer,” Assemblymember Bonta said during the floor ceremony.  “As we mourn her passing, I find strength in Solana’s beautiful legacy that lives on in her children and in the work that we will all carry on to advocate for all of our children.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on the passage of AB 398 and AB 617:

“At a time when the world has lost faith in this federal administration, it’s now more important than ever for California to show its leadership and commitment to the environment. We must continue to show our nation and the world what environmental leadership looks like.

Monday, July 17, 2017

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Bonta-authored law takes effect on July 1


(SACRAMENTO) – Consumers in California will be protected from surprise medical bills under a new law taking effect July 1. The lead author, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), says AB 72 makes California home to the nation’s strongest consumer protections.

Friday, June 30, 2017

As co-authors of SB 562, we strongly support the vision of a single-payer healthcare system.  While we were disappointed that SB 562 as passed by the Senate lacked critical details, we were ready to carry on the work necessary for responsible policymaking.

Monday, June 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 95 to recognize June 12th, 2017 as the 119th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and call upon the people of the state to observe the month of June with appropriate ceremonies and celebration. “Philippine Independence Day stands for the commitment to, and fight for, freedom and liberty, self-determination and justice,” Assemblymember Bonta told his fellow lawmakers. Assemblymember Bonta had Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, his wife Mme.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Oakland - On the Saturday, June 17, more than 200 community members attended a town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) at the Cesar Chavez Education Center in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.