Democrats deny equal protection under the law

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced Democrats killed her bill, Assembly Bill 757, in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. This legislation would have made California a “shall issue” state by making self-defense a just qualifier to receiving a concealed carry weapon permit. “Today the Democrat majority spat in the face of the […]

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

MURRIETA – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced last week, she has named Murrieta resident, Heather Rawlings, as the 67th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. “Heather has been a champion for businesses in a state that fosters a hostile business climate,” said Melendez. “As someone who has been fighting to bring jobs back to California, it […]

Melendez introduces legislation to preserve billions in federal funding

Melendez introduces legislation to preserve billions in federal funding

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) introduced legislation last week, AB 536, designed to protect billions of dollars California currently receives in federal funding. “Sacramento Democrats are jeopardizing hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to score political points while endangering those they’ve been elected to represent,” said Melendez. “A majority of this funding goes […]

Melendez introduces legislation to return billions of dollars back to California’s roads

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation Wednesday, Feb. 8, AB 351, to restore billions of dollars back to California taxpayers through road improvements. “The Governor and legislative democrats have insisted that raising taxes is the only way we can fund the much needed repairs to our crumbling roads. I am not buying […]

Melendez opposes appointment of Xavier Becerra as California attorney general

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Public Safety Committee Vice Chair Melissa A. Melendez, (R-Lake Elsinore), released the following statement in response to the appointment of Xavier Becerra as California attorney general. “While crime rates have continued to increase in California, I’m extremely disappointed the governor’s attorney general appointee sees waging a bitter ideological battle as his main […]

Melendez honors Lake Elsinore Resident for Capitol Holocaust Remembrance Day

Melendez honors Lake Elsinore Resident for Capitol Holocaust Remembrance Day

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, recently honored Lake Elsinore resident Henri Berger for the Holocaust Remembrance Day at the State Capitol. “Today we are reminded of one of the darkest chapters in human history. A chapter filled with unfathomable atrocities, yet we must never forget those horrors so they shall never be repeated,” said […]

SACRAMENTO: Bipartisan student privacy reform legislation clears committee

SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblymembers Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced their legislation to ensure students’ personal information like Social Security Numbers are appropriately protected at the school district level passed out of the Assembly Education Committee last week with unanimous support. “I was appalled when I read about […]

Melendez introduces bill to redirect high speed rail funding, fix California’s roads 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation today, Assembly Bill 2049, to redirect bond money from high-speed rail to California’s crumbling roads, highways, and bridges across the state. “Our roads are crumbling. $59 billion is needed for maintenance and the Democrat majority’s answer is to raise our taxes.  That’s not the answer,” […]

Melendez introduces legislation to return millions of dollars to Riverside cities

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, has introduced legislation, AB 2277, to restore millions of dollars in funding to four recently incorporated Riverside County cities that lost Vehicle License Fee (VLF) funding due to state budget cuts in 2011. “Since the state has essentially stolen this money from these cities, two of which […]

Melendez speaks out on budget deal

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, issued a statement in response to the announcement of a budget deal between legislative Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, June 16. “Yesterday was the constitutional deadline for the Legislature to pass a budget.  Californians were looking for the majority party to pass […]