Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has announced that Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has reappointed him to the Budget Conference Committee. This will be Assemblymember Bloom’s second year serving on the committee. He will be joined by Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore).
“Providing a balanced and responsible Budget is one of the most important functions of the Legislature,” said Bloom. “In recent years, the Legislature has worked diligently with the Governor to produce budgets that reduced debt and encouraged responsible spending. I look forward to working with my Assembly and Senate colleagues to craft a budget that will promote economic stability and plan for a sustainable future for California.”
Composed of three Senators and three Assemblymembers, the Conference Committee reconciles differences in budget proposals between the two houses of the Legislature. In addition to serving on the Budget Conference Committee, Assemblymember Bloom serves as Chair of Budget Subcommittee 3 which focuses on budget matters related to natural resources and transportation.
Richard Bloom represents California’s 50th Assembly District, which comprises the communities of Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Topanga, West Hollywood, and West Los Angeles.