Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at helping Americans cope with an economy that is suddenly screeching to a halt. Small businesses, along with millions of employees, have been hit hard
As Minority Leader, I have been working with the Governor to coordinate the state’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of important steps are underway. 
SACRAMENTO - Today, the California State Assembly passed emergency funding providing $500 million to combat COVID-19 and authority for total expenditures up to $1 billion to the Governor.  This proposal ensures disaster relief funding for extra capacity for hospitals, purchase hotel rooms for at-risk homeless, cleaning of child-care centers, and intent language to help stimulate the economy affecting small businesses and individuals going through economic hardship at this time. 
Amid a coronavirus outbreak that’s put California in a state of emergency, the Capitol building in Sacramento will be closed to the public for the weekend and public tours will end. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron urged Newsom and Rendon on Thursday to close the building to the public and postpone all committee hearings until March 31. Waldron asked for staff to be able to work remotely and ensure staff are paid should the Capitol have to close and workers do not have remote capabilities.
Dear Governor Newsom: First, we would like to thank you and your administration for continuing to provide updates regarding COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “coronavirus”) to the public. These updates have been helpful to a public eager to hear of the government’s overall preparedness and what actions the state is taking. We recognize that state and local health agency employees are working hard to communicate information to the public, treat infected persons, and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
SACRAMENTO- Six members of the Assembly Republican Caucus have introduced bills to address California’s energy and environmental challenges. This package includes budget requests, vegetation management plans, electrified public transit and a park expansion project. These bills will better the lives of all Californians.  
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address:  “I applaud Governor Newsom for making homelessness a priority. We have fought for grater funding to care for mentally-ill Californians and improved access for substance use disorder treatment, health care and shelter.