Press Releases

Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement on California’s statewide average gas price passing $5/gallon for the first time.  “This is a crisis of Democrats’ own making - from their war on domestic energy production to the taxes and mandates that add $1.27/gallon to the cost of gas, their actions mean Californians are paying far more than they should. If Democrats really care about bringing down the cost of living for working Californians, they will join our effort to suspend the gas tax and bring costs down by fifty cents a gallon overnight.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s most recent ‘solution’ to California’s growing homeless crisis.   “I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of times Newsom and Capitol Democrats have celebrated their phony victories on homelessness. While they pat themselves on the back, the homeless camps keep growing. Even worse, Californians suffering from severe mental illness and drug abuse are left untreated, living in squalor.    “There is nothing compassionate about Newsom’s status…
ORANGE – Today, Legislative Republicans joined government, business and community leaders from Orange County to discuss gas prices’ impact on inflation and call for California to suspend the state gas tax to ease the affordability crisis. Attendees called for the passage of Assembly Bill 1638 and shared their stories of how inflation makes it harder to live and do business in California. AB 1638 will suspend California’s $0.51/gallon gas excise tax for six months and use a portion of the state’s $45 billion budget surplus to ensure continued funding for transportation projects.  “Gas prices…
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address:  “Under one-party Democratic rule on the state and federal level, Californians are worse-off in just about every aspect of their lives. Our cities are more dangerous, our paychecks don’t buy as much, our ports are backlogged, our water is rationed, and more and more of our neighbors have been left to live on the streets.  “In the face of increasing aggression from our global rivals, it’s more important than ever for America to…
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher issued the following statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine:    “My heart goes out to the Ukrainian families being terrorized by Russia's aggression. We must do all we can to stand against this threat to democracy.    “America and the rest of the world need to send a message with resolve that this violation of international law will not be tolerated.   "Thugs like Putin only understand one thing - strength. If this invasion is not met with devastating consequences for Russia’s economy and elites, tyrants around the world…
Newsom is Strangely Silent after Months of Boasting About Jobs Numbers Normally you can set your watch by Governor Newsom’s press releases bragging about the state’s jobs numbers (although with the highest unemployment rate in the country, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense).    This month though, he’s strangely silent.    It might be the embarrassment over some really ugly employment data that came out yesterday: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hiring plunged by 76,000 jobs in California and layoffs and discharges jumped by 17,000.    “Californians are struggling with high…
CA Dems Silent as Prices Near Record Normally we send these around to alert the media to stories they might not have seen, but in this case, it’s our Democratic colleagues that need the reminder.    This morning, The Washington Post reported that national Democrats have finally woken up to the devastating impact of high gas prices and are thinking about a gas tax holiday to ease the pain.    But here in California, Capitol Democrats are silent on gas prices as commuters, businesses and parents all deal with fuel costs less than a cent from their all-time record. Weeks ago, Governor Newsom…
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s inflammatory comments about their call to end the state of emergency and remove his power to govern California by fiat:    “The Governor’s statement today that ending the State of Emergency is equivalent to letting ‘Californians die’ is the same fear mongering that we have come to expect from him. Throughout the country, things are returning to normal. Even the Democratic governor of Colorado trusts his constituents…
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement on the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation data, which show inflation hitting 7.5%, its highest level since February 1982:  “Democrats’ record of failure is clear – under their leadership, people pay more to get less. They’ve mismanaged the economy, allowed the supply chain crisis to fester, and spent taxpayer money like it’s going out of style. The price of Democratic incompetence is getting steeper by the day, and hardworking Californians are getting stuck with the bill.”
SACRAMENTO - Today, the Assembly Republican Caucus unanimously voted to elect James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) the new Assembly Republican Leader.    “For the last three years, I have been laser focused on growing the Republican caucus by providing Californians an alternative to the high taxes, out-of-control crime and runaway inflation that have resulted from Democratic leadership,” said Assembly Republican Leader Emeritus Marie Waldron (Valley Center). "It has been an honor to have led our caucus since 2018.”   “I am grateful for the trust my colleagues have placed in me to help lead our…