(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was appointed to the Assembly Committee on the Office of the Attorney General. The committee was formed by Speaker Anthony Rendon as part of the confirmation process for Attorney General-designate Xavier Becerra.
“I am honored to be appointed to engage in this essential oversight responsibility in the confirmation process for the next Attorney General for the state of California,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “California is the last line of defense against the politics of division emanating from the national level, and the role of our Attorney General will be crucial in protecting the rights of our most vulnerable communities.”
On December 1st, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown announced the nomination of veteran lawmaker, Congressman Xavier Becerra to fill the post vacated by Senator-elect Kamala Harris. Becerra was a deputy attorney general from 1987 to 1990 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1992. He is chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The legislature is required to confirm Becerra for the post.