Press Releases

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

(Sacramento) - Earlier today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), and supporters of Senate Bill 822 - which enacts the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation - gathered in support of the new law following the Trump Administration’s decision to sue California. SB 822 was signed by Governor Brown on Sunday and goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Senate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California

Los Angeles– Today, legislators and advocates gathered at the Ronald Raegan State Building to urge Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

At the press conference, author Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Assembly Bill 686 Bucks Trump Administration on Fair Housing Regulation Suspension

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), a host of co-authors, and housing advocates across California are applauding final passage of a long-fought fair housing measure in the State Legislature. Assembly Bill 686 received its final vote of approval this afternoon on the Assembly Floor with a bi-partisan vote of 52-23. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

By Liam Dillon - LA Times

California lawmakers on Monday made another attempt to blunt Trump administration policies by passing a bill aimed at combating housing segregation.

Assembly Bill 686 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) would put into state law Obama-era rules requiring local governments to advance policies to desegregate housing in their communities. This month, Ben Carson, Trump’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced he was moving forward with plans to roll back rules requiring cities and counties to flight patterns of housing segregation.

“We wanted to make sure that fair housing still exists in California even though it’s been threatened by the Trump administration and Congress,” Santiago said.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Assemblymembers debut effort to make Associates Degree free

(Sacramento, CA) – As the initial wave of first-time, full-time students prepare to begin their newly-free classes at community colleges across California, Assembly leaders debuted a measure stating the legislature’s intent to waive fees for Year Two.  By doing so, an Associates Degree in California will effectively become free.

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago will be conducting a free seminar to educate seniors, family members, and concerned residents about scams, particularly scams targeting seniors. Attendees will be provided valuable tips, informational materials, and resources. 

WHAT:

Assemblymember Santiago (D-Los Angeles) to announce a free Senior Scam Stopper seminar to educate seniors and concerned residents about scams targeting seniors.

WHO:

Attendees to include:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Proposal includes key original provisions from Senate Bill 822 including banning access fees, maintaining net neutrality at point of interconnection, prohibiting discriminatory and anti-competitive zero-rating products, and joining Senate Bill 460 to protect state contracting