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Assemblymember Reyes Convenes Hearing to Examine Youth Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, a joint hearing  was convened with the Assembly Human Services Committee, Chaired by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and the Committee on Housing and Community Development, chaired by Assemblymember David Chu (D-San Francisco), to highlight one of the most important issues facing the state of California today, that of youth homelessness.

Legislation Introduced to Establish Department of Early Child Development

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee introduced AB 2581, which establishes under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, a new Department of Early Childhood Development (DECD).  This new department would centralize the state’s administration and leadership of early child development policies and programs.

Assemblymember Reyes Statement on Governor’s State of the State Address

Sacramento – Today, Governor Newsom centered his State of the State address on how California must get serious with real solutions and actionable policies to address homelessness.  Given the size and scope of this problem, we must look at every tool and option that government has available to mitigate what has effectively become a failure of state and local policy.

Legislation Introduced in Response to State Audit

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced legislation, AB 2276, in response to a State Auditor’s Report, Childhood Lead Levels: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Have Not Received Required Testing for Lead Poisoning that revealed over a million children in the Medi-Cal Program have not been properly screened for lead exposure.  Under the state’s Medi-Cal program, children are required to be screened for lead exposure at the ages of one and two.  Lead exposure in children can lead to learning disabilities and serious health consequences.  This is