Press Release

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This morning, I was absolutely stunned and deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Mayor Ed Lee. Years before he was Mayor, I knew him as a devoted public servant who just got things done with a deep love for our city. As we grieve, we will remember his jovial personality, his consensus building, his work to create jobs and housing, and his legacy as the first Chinese American Mayor of San Francisco. My prayers are with the Mayor’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

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

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.

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.

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