GOP Leader Huff Welcomes New Senators, Says Next Year's Focus Must Be On Jobs, Economy & Education

Monday, December 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) said today that he is looking forward to working with the newly-elected Senators who were sworn into office today in a ceremony on the Senate Floor.

“I want to welcome the new Senators to Sacramento, and our newest members of the Republican Caucus: Pat Bates, Jeff Stone, and Janet Nguyen who is the first Vietnamese-American woman to be elected to the California Legislature. Congratulations to the newest members of the Senate Republican Caucus.

“Last year Senate Republicans proved we can work with Democrats to enact policies that benefit all Californians.  I believe we must continue that collaboration next year on the biggest issues that face us: how to boost our economy, make it easier for the nearly 1.5 million unemployed in this state to get a good job, and reform our education system so that every student has the opportunity to learn from good teachers in good schools.

“The people of California want more balance, expect a more deliberate approach to public policy, and clearly do not want any tax increases. I look forward to working with Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and all incoming members.  Californians expect both parties to work together, and Senate Republicans are ready to get to work.”