Press Releases

Jesse Gabriel Appointed as Majority Whip of the California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) was appointed Majority Whip of the California State Assembly by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). A key member of the leadership team, the Majority Whip works with the Speaker, the Majority Leader, and the Assistant Whips to advance the legislative agenda of the Democratic Caucus.

On First Day of New Term, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel Introduces Measures to Support Struggling Restaurants, Address Housing Affordability, and Reduce Hate Crimes

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, immediately after being sworn-in for his second full term in the California Legislature, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) introduced his first bills of the new term. Reflecting the many challenges facing the state, these measures address the devastating impacts of COVID-19, California’s housing affordability crisis, and the recent surge in hate crimes.

Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel to Serve as Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, Senator Scott Wiener Elected Vice Chair

Caucus Membership Expands Following Election Victories Across the State

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Legislative Jewish Caucus announced today that Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) has been elected by members of the caucus to serve as Chair for the 2021-2022 legislative session. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has been elected Vice Chair. In recent years, the Jewish Caucus has grown into an influential voice in the State Legislature, and will expand to at least 17 legislators following the election of Senators-Elect Josh Newman (D-Diamond Bar) and Josh Becker (D-San Mateo).

Governor Signs Bill to Help Homeless College Students Retain Financial Aid Amid Global Pandemic

Legislation Will Require Universities to Consider Homelessness as an Extenuating Circumstance When Evaluating Financial Aid Appeals

SACRAMENTO, CA — Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2416, by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), which will require colleges and universities in California to consider whether a student is experiencing homelessness when making a determination about whether the student should continue to receive financial aid.

Governor Newsom Vetoes Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Accountability and Transparency for State Homelessness Funding

Legislation Would Have Established Stronger Accountability and Reporting Requirements for State-funded Homelessness Programs

SACRAMENTO, CA — Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill (AB) 2746, by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), which would have significantly strengthened oversight over state-funded homelessness programs, including by creating a framework for data collection to better track and evaluate programs receiving state funding. In recent years, California has invested billions of dollars to address the state’s severe housing and homelessness crisis, yet homelessness has continued to increase significantly in many communities across the state.

Amid Federal Inaction, California Governor Signs Bill to Enforce Out-of-State Gun Restrictions

Legislation Addresses Lack of Federal Strategy by Honoring and Enforcing Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) Issued in Other States

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 2617, a measure that will fill the vacuum created by federal inaction on gun violence by ensuring that California honors and enforces gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) issued in other states. AB 2617 is authored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), who co-founded the Legislature’s Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, and who has called for broader state-level cooperation on issues related to gun violence.

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Spur Production of Affordable Housing for Teachers and School Employees

Legislation Empowers School Districts and Local Governments to Work Together to Provide Affordable Housing on School District-Owned Land
 
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 3308, by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), which empowers school districts in California to utilize low-income housing tax credits to construct affordable housing for teachers and school employees on district-owned land. The legislation also clarifies that local governments can work collaboratively with school districts to build affordable housing for their employees as well as members of the general public.