Perez, John


John Perez is a California assembly member representing the 46th district.

Speaker John A. Pérez Praises the SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) talks about the importance of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which will benefit millions of Californians previously denied coverage because of preexisting conditions, allow children to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26 and will prevent people from going bankrupt due to an illness or injury. Speaker Pérez, who authored legislation implementing a key component of the Affordable Care Act creating California’s Health Care Exchange, said this is an especially important victory for California, allowing people access to more affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.

Speaker John A. Pérez: President Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality ‘Historic Milestone’

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) praises President Barack Obama for announcing his support for marriage equality. Speaker Pérez, the first openly gay person to be elected to the position of Assembly Speaker in the country, said Obama’s remarks were a historic milestone for the LGBT community and for equality in the United States. President Obama made the announcement on Wednesday, becoming the first sitting president to support marriage equality. 

Speaker Pérez Discusses Middle Class Scholarship Act Prior to Unanimous Bipartisan Vote by Assembly Higher Education Committee

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) testifies before the Assembly Higher Education Committee regarding AB 1501, one of two bills that make up the Middle Class Scholarship Act, which slashes state college fees for middle class Californians by two-thirds. The Committee unanimously passed the bill on a bipartisan vote.

The Middle Class Scholarship Act will cover students whose family income is under $150,000, but over the amount allowed to qualify for financial aid. CSU students will save about $4,000 per year or $16,000 over a four-year period, UC students will save about $8,200 per year or nearly $33,000 over a four-year period, and Community Colleges would also receive $150 million to reduce costs for students.

Speaker Pérez Honors Veterans in Observation of Memorial Day; Highlights Legislation to Help Those Who Served Our Country

By Speaker John Perez

In this Democratic Weekly Radio Address, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) discusses the importance of Memorial Day, and takes some time to thank “those brave individuals stationed throughout the world fighting for American values and our way of life.” Pérez highlights efforts in the Assembly—specifically allocating Assembly operating budget savings—to fund programs that include aiding vets in federal benefit collection, expanding current social service programs that help homeless vets gets back on their feet, and increasing mental health counseling for National Guard members and their families. Pérez also speaks on AB 557, legislation he has sponsored that creates the California Interagency Council on Veteran Services and Programs, aimed at better coordination of existing veterans’ programs and more efficient delivery of services through all levels of government.

Speaker Pérez Looks Back at First Year as Speaker—And Looks Ahead to Solving Budget

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic Weekly Address, Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) looks back on his first year as Speaker of the Assembly, including efforts to save and create jobs, put California at the forefront of health care reform, and restore devastating cuts to child care. Pérez stresses the importance of “putting the state’s fiscal house in order,” and says the Assembly is committed to getting the state back on track “for recovery and the jobs recovery brings.” Pérez adds that he believes the Legislature will be successful in moving the Governor’s budget plan forward and giving the people of California the opportunity to weigh in.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 2:00.
http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20110304RadioAddressEnglishOneYearPerez.mp3

Speaker Pérez: This Holiday Season Time of Reflection, Re-dedication

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) says that with unemployment still high, the hope and joy of the holiday season must also come with a rededication to helping all Californians find the jobs they need to provide for their families.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 1:20.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20101220RadioAddressEnglishHolidayPerez.mp3

Click onto the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is 2:10.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20101220RadioAddressSpanishHolidayPerez.mp3

Speaker Pérez: Budget Choices Must Help Private Sector and Local Communities Keep Californians Working

By Assembly Speaker John Pérez

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) highlights comments he made to business leaders and local mayors this week that job creation must be the priority in budget negotiations and that California cannot afford another summer of ideological warfare.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 3:03.

http://asmdc.org/newsline/20100709RadioAddressEnglishBudgetPerez1.mp3

Click onto the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is 4:24.

http://www.asmdc.org/newsline/20100709RadioAddressSJPSPANISH.mp3

Speaker Pérez: California Jobs Budget Keeps Californians Working, Tackles Deficit, Helps Recovery

By Assembly Speaker John Perez

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) discusses the California Jobs Budget, a proposal he released this week to address the budget deficit and boost jobs in California. Pérez highlights how the California Jobs Budget will create and save 465,000 jobs, prevent the elimination of the state’s safety net and avoid raising broad-based taxes.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 2:59.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20100528RadioAddressEnglishJobsBudgetPerez.mp3

 Click onto the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is 4:32.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20100527RadioAddressSpanishPerez.MP3

Speaker Pérez: Assembly will Focus on How Budget Impacts Jobs

By Assemblyman John Perez

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) says the Assembly is looking closely at how measures included in the Governor’s May Revise budget proposal would impact jobs for Californians. The Speaker discusses how the Assembly’s budget solutions will be focused on creating and saving jobs and be developed in an open, transparent way that encourages public participation.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 2:05.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20100514RadioAddressEngl...

Click onto the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is 3:12.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20100514RadioAddressSpan...

Website of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez: www.asmdc.org/speaker

Transcript:

Hello, this is Assembly Speaker John Pérez.

Speaker Pérez Discusses Trip to Nation’s Capitol, Federal Boosts for Health, Jobs

By Assembly Speaker Perez

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) discusses the trip he and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) made to Washington D.C. this week to promote federal funding and policy changes to bolster California’s economy, create jobs and ensure health care reform is implemented in a way that maximizes benefits to California working families and small businesses.

Click onto the following link for youtube video of the address. The running time is 2:24.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2sajh5AME

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 2:18.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20100507RadioAddressEnglishDCTripPerez.mp3