Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) issues the following statement after the California State Senate passed AB 879 which he authored.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Tonight, the Assembly passed a package of bills aimed at addressing the housing shortage across California.

After the bills were passed, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) said, “The long-term solution to addressing our housing crisis is to allow supply to catch up to demand. I’m proud to have coauthored SB 35, which was included in this package and will help to streamline the approval process for new developments in some of the most impacted communities.”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(Concord, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement:

“Today’s DACA announcement is both heartless and cruel. Pursuing policies to unnecessarily punish innocent children does not make America great. Protecting Dreamers has bipartisan support, and our neighbors who were brought to this country as children and have grown up here must know that California stands shoulder to shoulder with them and is willing to lead the fight against inhumane and irrational immigration policies. I call upon Congress to use this sad day as the impetus to finally tackle our Nation’s immigration policies in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.”

Thursday, August 31, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In light of recent news about UC admissions practices and weak financial oversight, Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord) authored two bills to prioritize California student admissions and improve transparency at UC. Both bills, AB 1674 and AB 1655, respectively, passed the Senate Floor today with bipartisan support.

Upon passage of AB 1674 Assemblymember Grayson stated, “Today’s vote is another win for California students who dream of graduating high school and attending some of the highest quality institutions in their home state. This bill will make sure that admission at a UC campus is based on academic performance, not the revenue that the student could bring in. This vote shows again that it is time to hold UC accountable to its mission to serve Californian students.”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

(Concord, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding SB 54.

“While a final version of SB 54 has yet to reach the Assembly floor for a vote, I wholeheartedly support the principles of the legislation. The Trump administration continues to threaten and undermine our Nation's values by threatening immigrant communities. We must provide safety and certainty for immigrant men, women, and children who are contributing daily to the very fiber of our state."

Monday, July 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding the passage of AB 398: 

“I am pleased to support AB 398 to continue our Cap and Trade program beyond 2020 and ensure that we reach our 2030 climate goals in the most cost effective way possible. This bill clearly shows California’s leadership on global climate policies, and our strong commitment to the concepts of economic fairness and environmental justice.”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signing the 2017-2018 state budget Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the below statement.

“I’m pleased to support our state’s seventh consecutive, on-time, fiscally responsible and balanced budget that protects the gains we have made over the past few years while also investing in our future. This budget continues to increase funding for all levels of education, maintains the Middle Class Scholarship so college is more affordable for more Californians, builds our rainy day reserve to $9.9 billion, and saves us billions by reducing our pension liabilities and stabilizing contribution rates."