Press Releases

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Brown signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) to connect families to nutrition assistance programs. Assembly Bill 323 will allow counties to connect CalFresh applicants to emergency food providers through a referral to 2-1-1 services.

“Millions of Californians rely on CalFresh to meet their basic nutritional needs, so it is imperative that they have timely access to emergency food aid,” said Berman. “AB 323 takes a meaningful step towards curbing hunger by employing technology to immediately refer individuals and families to reliable food providers.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Legislature approving and sending to the Governor AB 398 (E. Garcia) and AB 617 (C. Garcia), Assemblymember Berman issued the following statement:

“As the Trump Administration abdicates its responsibility as a global leader in combating climate change, it is paramount that California reaffirms its commitment to protecting the environment. The benefits of AB 398, which extends California’s cap-and-trade program, and its companion bill to reduce air pollutants, AB 617, will be felt for years to come. Environmentalists and businesses alike recognize that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air and water quality will boost California’s economic competitiveness, protect our precious resources, and increase people’s quality of life — now and in the future.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) is pleased to announce that Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 budget today, which allocates $4 million from the General Fund to the Butano Channel Restoration and Resiliency Project in coastal San Mateo County.

“This funding will directly impact constituents in the 24th Assembly District by addressing annual flooding that, due to decades of sediment build-up in the marsh, shuts down the main road into Pescadero after even the smallest rainfall,” said Berman.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to passage of the 2017-18 state budget:

Monday, May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s approval of funding for the Caltrain Modernization Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project.

Friday, May 12, 2017

 Trump’s latest attempt to prop up "Kangaroo Commission" deeply concerning to security of Californians' voting rights, say Berman and Stern

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-Palo Alto) invites community members to attend an event to honor the 24th Assembly District’s Asian and Pacific Islander community in recognition of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.