Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and the California State Assembly adjourned the April 20, 2017 floor session in the memory of the victims of the previous week’s shooting spree in Fresno that left four people dead. Dr. Arambula said Carl Williams, Zackary Randalls, Mark Gassett and David Martin Jackson were all innocent victims who will live on through the spirits of the loved ones who knew them best. “The senseless loss of these four men has left my community searching for answers,” said Dr. Arambula.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) asked the California State Assembly to adjourn in memory of the victims of this week’s tragic shootings in Fresno.  He spoke about each of the four victims of the horrible events that began last Thursday with the shooting of an unarmed security guard and ended with three more innocent individuals being shot and killed on Tuesday.  Below are the remarks Assemblymember Arambula delivered to the Assembly:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) recognized Irma Olguin Jr., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bitwise Industries as Woman of the Year.


The Woman of the Year ceremony took place today in the Assembly Chambers in Sacramento.


“Thanks to Irma’s leadership, the tech industry is recognizing the opportunities and advantages of locating or expanding their operations in Fresno. Irma’s leadership in the tech industry is inspirational,” said Assemblymember Arambula. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) says he was very, very pleased with Governor Jerry Brown’s annual State of the State address. Moments after the  Governor delivered the address to a joint session of the State Legislature Assemblymember Arambula said, “The Governor’s State of the State today was truly inspirational.... I was particularly drawn to his bipartisanship.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) released the following statement after Gov. Jerry Brown released his initial budget proposal:

“I believe the Governor has laid out a responsible approach to this year’s budget.  Due to the uncertainty we face at the federal level, I think it is prudent to proceed cautiously.  We need to wait and see what the new Trump Administration will propose to important programs like the Affordable Care Act and respond appropriately.  What the Governor has proposed today is a starting point and we will use the next six months to develop a balanced budget.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Affordable Housing

Thursday, October 6, 2016

(Fresno, CA) – Doctor Joaquin Arambula, State Assemblymember from Fresno, brought together experts and officials for a public discussion about bringing a medical school to the Central Valley. Dr. Arambula, and everyone else in attendance, said the best way to meet the growing health care needs of the underserved communities of the Fresno region is to build a new medical school. The hearing was held at one of the possible sites for a new medical school, the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research. Here are some highlights from the hearing in this Assemnbly Access video.

Monday, August 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO Today, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) held the first of a three-part roundtable discussion titled, “Advancing Latino Health: Are California Medical Schools Meeting the Needs of the Latino Community?”

The discussion focused on issues related to health disparities in the Latino community and the roles that certain barriers play into Latinos’ lack of health insurance including language, religion, and fear of exposing immigration status.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

FRIANT – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) joined leaders from all around the Central Valley at Friant Dam for the Temperance Flat Project Partnership signing ceremony.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) presented legislation to the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee that will help improve drinking water systems in communities that lack the infrastructure to provide safe and clean water.  He presented Senate Bill 552 on behalf of Senator Lois Wolk, which authorizes the State Water Board to contract with a third party administrator to provide administrative and managerial services to failing public water systems. “All Californians have a right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes,” Dr. Arambula told the Committee. “Yet many Californians – especially in disadvantaged communities - are still unable to turn on their tap and enjoy this basic human right.”  SB 552 was approved by the Committee and will be heard next by the Appropriations Committee.