Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement after Assembly Republicans tried to stop the gas tax increase. Democrats refused to adopt amendments to a bill that would have suspended the gas tax increase that will take effect tomorrow, July 1st.  “This was our last opportunity to prevent a $500 million gas tax increase on Californians who currently pay the highest prices in the nation. The increase will add even more costs to California’s nearly $7-per-gallon-gasoline.  “This 4th of July weekend, we are supposed to be celebrating the founding of…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to emerging details in the state budget bills: "As we get the details of this year’s massively bloated budget, we see the ridiculous priorities of the Capitol Democrats that include diversion of funding away from jails towards programs that will continue the early release of dangerous criminals.    "People are struggling through the worst inflationary period we have seen in a generation. The answer from the Democrat supermajority is to drive the cost of everyday goods up while putting…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement in response to the announcement of a new Democrat budget agreement: “Capitol Democrats have come up a day late and a dollar short on their promise to address California’s skyrocketing cost of living,” said Gallagher. “How convenient of them to send out taxpayer rebates just ahead of Election Day.”  “If they want to provide immediate relief, they should join Republicans and support a 51 cent gas tax suspension. At the very least, Democrats should stop the $500 million gas tax increase slated for…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) called on Governor Gavin Newsom to veto legislation that would promote open-air solicitation of prostitution and enable human trafficking.  In his letter, Gallagher noted that California already has the highest number of human trafficking cases and that the enactment of Senate Bill 357 (Wiener) would only increase the current, unacceptably high levels of prostitution and human trafficking.  “Californians are witnessing first-hand the devastating effects of Sacramento’s failed criminal justice experiment,” said…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to Capitol Democrats’ latest attempt to investigate high gas prices: “The price of gas has been crushing family budgets for months. If Capitol Democrats were really doing everything in their power to lower gas prices, they would support our call to suspend the gas tax and halt the scheduled July 1st increase. Californians don’t need another dead-end study, they need relief now.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) released a statement in response to a shooting that took place in El Monte on Tuesday. Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana responded to a potential crime-in-progress when they were brazenly attacked by a convicted criminal who was released early on a first-degree burglary charge.  “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two El Monte police officers who were killed on duty Tuesday.  “The Legislature can and should be doing more to help protect our…
Photographed as pictured: Senator Brian Jones, Senator Jim Nielsen, Senator Brian Dahle, Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares, Senator Shannon Grove, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher, Asssemblywoman Laurie Davies, Assemblymember Janet Nguyen, Assemblyman Jim Patterson, and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (Not pictured: Senator Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh)  SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate and Assembly Republicans held a press conference at the State Capitol demanding immediate action from Capitol Democrats and Governor Newsom to reduce gas prices. Friday, June 17, marks 100 days of inaction by the…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest inflation numbers released today."It is ridiculous to think that families in California can keep up with 8.6% inflation, especially as gas prices keep driving the cost of everything up even higher. "Californians are feeling this pain not only at the pump, but in our energy costs, housing costs, and groceries, which have seen the biggest increase since 1979. "Democrats have refused to act on every reasonable Republican solution for immediate relief from rising…
SACRAMENTO – Today Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) led a press conference with Republican Caucus colleagues to hold the Newsom Administration responsible for spending taxpayer money on failed and defective programs.Watch the press conference in full by clicking on the photo below:   “Homeless encampments in our parks, near our rivers contribute to massive amounts of garbage, needles, human waste, and fires. The devastation is seen everywhere. But, $17 billion dollars have been spent and they’ll continue to say we're spending all this money on…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City-R) issued the following statement to remind all registered voters in California to return their ballot or vote in person by tomorrow, June 7, 2022. "No matter how you do it, make sure you get your ballot in. It is important in every election that we vote and that your vote is counted."  Click below to watch the full statement: