Rodriguez Named Chair of Assembly PERSS Committee

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, was appointed as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security by Speaker Anthony Rendon today.

“I am honored and excited to serve as Chair of the PERSS Committee and appreciate the trust placed in me by Speaker Rendon. There has been much debate in recent days around CALPERS revising their investment targets and I am ready to hit the ground running in January as the Legislature begins to weigh in on the Boards recent actions,” Rodriguez said. “With its immense investments portfolio of over 300 billion dollars and combined 3 million members receiving pensions and benefits, I look forward to playing an active role in oversight and public accountability. There are many other facets of this committee that we will be addressing come January, including state collective bargaining contracts.”

The PERS committee jurisdiction includes primary oversight of classified school employees, judge’s retirement law, public employee collective bargaining, and public retirement administration and investment strategy. Rodriguez will also continue serving as Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on emergency management.

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Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.