Press Releases

Thursday, November 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) admitted to interfering during a recent State Auditor investigation.

“I appreciate the Office of the President’s admittance to wrongdoing, and I accept President Napolitano’s apology for the interference that occurred during the State Auditor investigation.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, strongly supported House Resolution 66, which condemns the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

During the HR 66 debate in the State Assembly, Assemblymember Medina called on Congress to find a solution to protect Dreamers. A son of immigrants, Assemblymember Medina told his colleagues that his father came to the United States to find a better life for his children.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO– Yesterday, the Senate passed Assembly Bill 890 by Assemblymember Jose Medina with a 22 – 15 vote.  AB 890 addresses a loophole in the initiative process that allows development projects to bypass necessary environmental review.

“Due to a loophole in the law, some development projects can proceed without community engagement or environmental review,” said Medina. “This could worsen our air quality, damage our health, and undermine California’s environmental goals.”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Medina stood alongside both the Latino Legislative Caucus and Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, during a joint press conference in opposition to President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program.


Friday, September 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO– Today, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Dr. Daniel Truong, a world-renowned neurologist and therapist.

September is Dystonia Awareness month, and hundreds of thousands of adults and children are affected by it in the United States alone. Dr. Truong’s research on botulinum toxin was instrumental in discovering its effective use in dystonia treatment.

Dr. Truong has appeared in multiple articles, TV reports, and has given lectures worldwide. He has published more than 140 scientific publications and book chapters.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Mr. Patrick Lavin, a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Marine Corps, as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 61st Assembly District.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding the passage of the 2017-2018 State Budget: