Press Releases

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.

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.

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 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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

AB 74 - The Housing for a Healthy California Program - pays for the cost of housing homeless individuals on Medi-Cal

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown today signed a bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that aims to change the way California tackles homelessness. Assembly Bill 74 creates the Housing for a Healthy California Program, which will align housing and health care resources to fight homelessness by taking an innovative approach to helping individuals who are chronically homeless. The bill takes effect on January 1, 2018.

Friday, October 13, 2017

AB 677 ensures schools and government agencies collect voluntarily provided sexual orientation and gender identity data when collecting other demographic data

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 677 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), which will help ensure that California public policy meets the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities.