Press Releases

April 03, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness will hold an informational hearing regarding the implementation of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act. 

The hearing will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the   Riverside Adult School, 6735 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, CA 92506.   

March 28, 2013

California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Senator Richard D. Roth today to the newly created Governor’s Council on California Military Future.

“The Department of Defense employs over 236,000 Californians and invests more than $40 billion in contracts with defense contractors in our state,” said Senator Roth.  “There is an absolute urgency for California to focus on the important role the state’s military bases contribute to our nation’s defense and to California’s economy.”

March 14, 2013

Hoy el senador de la ciudad de Riverside, Richard D. Roth y el asambleísta Jose Medina testificaron ante el subcomité presupuestario de educación del senado. Presentaron una carta conjunta solicitando una asignación de $ 15 millones necesarios para financiar la Escuela de Medicina de UC Riverside (UCR).

Se realizó esta solicitud urgente de parte del senador y asambleísta porque el rápido crecimiento de la región del interior del sur de Califronia sigue siendo identificada
como una region con falta de médicos de atención primaria en todo los Estados Unidos.

March 14, 2013

Riverside Senator Richard D. Roth and Assemblymember Jose Medina testified today before the Senate education budget subcommittee. They delivered a joint letter requesting an allocation of $15 million needed to fund the UC Riverside School of Medicine.

The Senator and Assemblymember’s urgent request was made as the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region continues to be identified as having the most severe shortage of primary care doctors in all of the United States.

March 12, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth expressed his sadness on the passing of Jesus Cardenas, founder of Cardenas Markets which has grown as a chain of supermarkets to San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Imperial Counties and Las Vegas.
Senator Roth said, “I salute Mr. Cardenas’ hard work and commitment to his family and his community.  Mr. Cardenas was an important and influential business leader in Southern California. I know I speak for many in expressing our community’s deepest condolences to the Cardenas family.”

February 25, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced Senate Bill 801 today that would hold state officials and employees civilly and criminally liable if they knowingly misrepresent the balance of an account containing state funds to the California Department of Finance.

“Public trust has been severely impacted by widely reported state accounting scandals and we owe the taxpayers a commitment to ensure their money is being used appropriately,” said Senator Roth. 

February 07, 2013

 Senator Richard D. Roth issued the following statement this morning:

January 30, 2013

Following information about secret, inaccurate financial reporting by two state agencies, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is introducing legislation to hold state officials accountable to provide accurate financial reporting and statements. 

The Senator’s proposed legislation would require any person who knowingly misrepresents any financial or statistical reports to be held criminally and civilly liable.

January 24, 2013

 El Senador Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside emitió hoy la siguiente declaración:

“Aplaudo el anuncio del Secretario de Defensa, Leon Panetta esta mañana permitiendo a las mujeres en las fuerzas armadas para servir en roles de combate.

“Cada uno de los miembros de nuestras fuerzas armadas están plenamente comprometidas a servir a nuestra nación. Ellos están dispuestos a luchar y morir para proteger a los Estados Unidos - sin tener en cuenta su género, raza, orientación sexual o creencias religiosas.

January 24, 2013

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today:

“I applaud Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s announcement this morning to allow women in the Armed Services to serve in combat roles.

“Every single member of our military is fully committed to serving our nation. They are prepared to fight and die to protect the United States – regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.