Press Release

Friday, May 26, 2017

(Sacramento) - The Assembly Budget Committee approved $17.5 million for CalFood, a hunger prevention proposal being advanced by Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB).

The proposal will fund on-going support for emergency food programs administered by 41 food banks and the 6,000 local agencies they work with all across California.  According to CAFB, the $17.5 million approved by the committee will allow hunger prevention organizations to deliver nearly 87.5 million meals a year.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

(Sacramento) – It’s called Asian citrus psyllid. It carries a bacterial disease called Huanglongbing or HLB, and it’s posing a real threat to the California citrus industry. Exterminating that threat will require more funding so Assemblymember Doctor Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and the State Assembly have passed SB 243. “This bill makes a one-time appropriation from the Citrus Disease Management Account to CDFA so that existing reserve funds may be used immediately to fight citrus pests and diseases,” said Assemblymember Arambula. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

(Sacramento) - Yesterday on the Assembly Floor, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) presented SB 243 which appropriates $9.6 million for the prevention and management of citrus diseases. 

“It is an honor to be a co-author and present SB 243 in the Assembly,” said Arambula.  “Our state’s citrus growers are under a real threat from disease pressures and these funds will help the Department of Food and Agriculture combat destructive pests like the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and the diseases it spreads.” 

Monday, May 22, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announces his support for the reinstatement of $15.4 million to CTE Pathway funds and Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) to the Board of Directors of the California High Speed Rail Authority, the state agency charged with the planning, designing, building, and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(Orange Cove, CA) - Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula in partnership with VSP Global and local VSP network doctors will host a vision care clinic in Orange Cove on Friday, May 12th.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Dr.