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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Group photo including Assemblymember Chiu and Speaker Rendon at the Mercy Housing development in San Francisco

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymember David Chiu stand with affordable housing proponents and leaders after tour of a Mercy Housing development in San Francisco. Earlier this fall Governor Brown signed a historic package of 15 housing bills that included ongoing funding for affordable housing, a $4 billion bond for the November 2018 ballot, and reforms to streamline the creation of housing. Affordable housing development funding is now at risk with the tax bill being proposed by congress. 

Photo Credit: Office of Assemblymember David Chiu

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The GOP’s tax overhaul would be “absolutely devastating” for California’s efforts to house its low-income residents, Assemblyman David Chiu said Wednesday, speaking from an affordable apartment building that couldn’t have been built without the tax provisions Republicans are seeking to eliminate.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

For years, state lawmakers stalled on a landmark deal on housing. Then we elected these people. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Last Thursday, after a Sacramento Bee article describing inappropriate behavior by Senator Mendoza towards a female staffer was published, I was shocked to learn about a similar experience involving my district director, Jennifer Kwart, when she was an intern in his office in 2008.

I stand with Ms. Kwart, and trust her completely. Through our work together for over six years, I have known her to be a professional of utmost integrity. But for the statements made by Senator Mendoza concerning the first situation, Ms. Kwart would not have felt compelled to take the courageous step of speaking out publicly.

Monday, November 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, which challenges the constitutionality of California’s Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act. The Reproductive FACT Act was authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (Democrat - San Francisco) and signed into law in 2015.

The Reproductive FACT Act empowers women to make the best healthcare choices for themselves and their families. The law requires that licensed clinics provide clients with a basic notice that California has free or low-cost public programs that provide comprehensive family planning services, prenatal care, and abortion services, as well as contact information for those services.  The Reproductive FACT Act also requires an unlicensed facility that provides pregnancy-related care to inform clients that it is not a licensed medical facility and does not have a licensed provider on staff.

Friday, November 3, 2017
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Assemblymember David Chiu at the 3rd Annual VetsinTech Fall 2017 Gala “Vets 2.0 Beyond the Transition” at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco, honoring veterans and those who support them leading up to Veteran’s Day holiday.

Image credit: VetsinTech

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu today issued the following statement after Congressional Republican released their tax proposal:

“The secretive tax proposal unveiled today by Congressional Republicans is a giveaway to billionaires and large corporations that also punishes hard-working Californians. So many provisions of it are regressive and unprincipled, but in one policy area - affordable housing - the effect would be catastrophic. Eliminating private activity bonds, which are almost entirely used to build affordable housing, will hurt people struggling to find homes and will kill jobs.

The tax bill also proposes eliminating the mortgage interest deduction on second homes, as I have in Assembly Bill 71, but instead of investing those savings in affordable housing, the Republicans and Trump are proposing to fund these egregious tax cuts for the wealthy. This heartless plan must be stopped.”

Monday, October 23, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) joined the rest of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage at the State Capitol for the first in a series of hearings to be held statewide on improving access and the delivery of health care.

“I don’t think there’s a discussion about whether healthcare is a right because I think we all agree on that,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “The real question is how do we make that vision a reality, how do we make that happen.” 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, California Governor Jerry Brown did not veto any of the LGBT-related bills that landed on his desk during the legislative session.

Among the eight pieces of legislation that he signed and will take effect January 1 are bills that make it easier for transgender or gender nonconforming people, including those in prison, to update their state-issued identification documents, reduce the criminal penalties for people who knowingly transmit HIV to their sex partners, and allow certain convicted sex offenders to petition to be removed from the state's registry.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Affordable Housing -- Homelessness -- Victims’ Rights -- Immigrant Rights -- LGBT Rights -- Consumer Health & Safety -- Jobs

Sacramento, CA — Eleven bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) have been signed into law by Governor Brown.