Press Releases

Monday, August 28, 2017

By Rob Bonta

California’s housing crisis has become an out-of-control car rolling downhill and gaining speed. The ability of middle and low-income people to secure affordable shelter, a basic human need and right, has been moving further out of reach. Together, my colleagues and I must take action this week.

Friday, August 25, 2017


SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Senator Bob Hertzberg and Assemblymember Rob Bonta today committed to working together on reforms to California's bail system that prioritize public safety and cost-efficiency. 

Discussions regarding the current legislation - SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, authored by Senator Hertzberg and Assemblymember Bonta - will continue throughout the fall and the bill will be revisited early next year, in the second year of the two-year legislative session.

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:

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.

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.