Press Releases

January 11, 2022

Pico Rivera – Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), chair of the Senate Select Committee on Hydrogen Energy focusing on the role of hydrogen energy in helping the state meet its zero emission targets, noted investments the Governor’s proposed budget for 2022-2023 makes in hydrogen energy technology

October 15, 2021

WHITTIER – Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) celebrated a major budget win for Senate District 32 by announcing $5,019,000 in funding for Parnell Park in the City of Whittier for improvements and renovations that will upgrade the park’s facilities, and enhance the community’s ability to enjoy this vital open space resource for generations to come.

October 15, 2021

PICO RIVERA – Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) celebrated a major budget win for Senate District 32 by announcing $1,000,000 in funding for Smith Park Aquatic Center in the City of Pico Rivera. The upcoming emergency repairs and an overhaul of the boiler system that heats the pool’s waters were publicly announced during a community celebration on Thursday, October 7, 2021 alongside residents and city leaders as part of the Senator’s ongoing commitment to family recreation and education centers.  

September 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – the California State Senate passed Senator Bob Archuleta’s (D-Pico Rivera) Joint Resolution No. 3, urging support for the Battleship USS Iowa Museum and National Museum of the Surface Navy Act of 2021. The joint resolution passed unanimously through both houses of the state legislature and urges the United States Congress to pass, and the President of the United States to sign, the Act, which calls for construction of the National Museum of the Surface Navy aboard the Battleship USS Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles.

August 18, 2021

WHITTIER, CA – As part of Senator Bob Archuleta’s (D-Pico Rivera) ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum in public schools and technology empowerment through access to affordable broadband internet service and computers, Archuleta and local partners distributed Chromebook laptops to returning students at Richard L. Graves Middle School in Whittier on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

July 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) has announced the creation of a Senate Select Committee on Hydrogen Energy to provide an overview of the State and the progress of the hydrogen industry as California continues making use of emerging energy technology to help the State meet its clean energy goals. "Hydrogen energy will be an important part of our clean energy future, and exciting new technologies in that sector will pave the way for zero emissions vehicles and transportation in California," stated Archuleta. 

July 1, 2021

Sacramento - State Senator Bob Archuleta’s (D-Pico Rivera) bill to improve the safety of illegal fireworks handling and disposal has passed the Senate, and is currently making its way through the Assembly.

Senate Bill 277, improves California’s safe handling and disposal of confiscated illegal fireworks by establishing an enforcement and disposal fund to better coordinate enforcement efforts between the State Fire Marshal and local agencies.

June 30, 2021

Montebello – Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) announced in a budget agreement that passed the Senate Monday he secured funding to support projects ranging from $4.5 million for a clinical trial network of blood cancer experts across UC cancer centers, $1.1 million for the city of La Habra Heights Fire Department, $4.2 million for the city of Whittier’s LGBTQ+ Regional Hub, and $5.4 million in support of county Veteran Service Officers.

November 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), along with colleagues in both the State Senate and Assembly, submitted a formal letter to Governor Gavin Newsom applauding his efforts for enacting Executive Order N-79-20, which requires all in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks be zero-emission by 2035, and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045. In particular, the letter highlights and applauds a critical element of the Executive Order; that it remains neutral on what technologies will be used to achieve this goal.

October 12, 2020

Senator Bob Archuleta Year in Review

2020 has proven to be a very challenging year. COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our daily lives. From our physical and mental health to our financial and educational opportunities, and just when we thought it could not get any worse, wildfires, boosted by climate change, have ravaged our State and polluted our air. However, if 2020 has taught us anything it is to be thankful for what we do have and to not take anything for granted.