Press Releases

Assemblymember Reyes' Statement on Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem

San Bernardino The following is a statement made by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes in connection with the statements made by Michael Selyem, Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County. 

“Last week I became aware of the statements made by Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem against U.S Representative Maxine Waters, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting.

Joint Committee on Rules Approves Landmark Sexual Harassment Policy

Sacramento – Last week, the Joint Committee on Rules approved an overhaul of the Legislature’s policies concerning sexual harassment with the ultimate goal of fostering a meaningful culture change inside the Capitol community. As a member of the Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), helped to shape the new policy revisions that were released last week.

Assemblymember Reyes Secures Additional Funding to Protect Seniors

Sacramento- Introduced at the start of Assemblymember Reyes’ first year in office, AB 550 advocated for the wellbeing of our seniors by requesting an increase to the base allocation for local Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman programs. The current funding allocation for the LTC Ombudsman organization was established in 1989, and the existing formula has not been updated for inflation in 27 years.

San Bernardino County to Receive New Fire Fighting Resources

Sacramento – Last week, it was announced that the San Bernardino County Fire Department was being awarded $450,000 to purchase a new Type III Wildland Fire Engine. The decision to award the county fire department extra money to purchase the fire engine came from budget negotiations between Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), the State Assembly and Governor Brown’s administration.

Career Technical Education Partnership Nets $1 Million for San Bernardino Community College District Programs

Sacramento – With the signing of the 2018-19 State Budget by Governor Brown, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the San Bernardino Community College District received $1 million to help launch the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Initiative. The partnership between Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D- San Bernardino), and the San Bernardino Community College District will help expand hands-on job training at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) to prepare students for the Inland Empire’s growing demand of qualified manufacturing and production sector workers.

Bill to Track Sexual Harassment Complaints Clears First State Senate Committee

Sacramento – Earlier today, AB 1867, the Tracking Records and Complaints Act (TRAC Act), was heard and passed out of the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations. AB 1867 would require both public and private employers to maintain their records concerning employee sexual harassment complaints for the period of employment and the following five years. The bill is one of the foundational pieces of legislation around the Me Too movement in California that has had a jarring effect on the Capitol community and around the rest of the country.