District News & Press Releases

May 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Members of the Assembly Select Committee on the Census and the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census gathered Tuesday for the first time to discuss the challenging task of ensuring that every California resident is counted in the 2020 Census. Achieving a complete count is critically important to ensuring that California does not lose out on billions of dollars in federal funding for education, healthcare, transportation, and other critical services, as well as the possibility of losing more than one seat in the House of Representatives.

May 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA –Senate Resolution 90 by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region passed the Senate Floor today.  The measure supports the expanding bilateral relationship that exists between the states of California and Baden-Württemberg by encouraging the two states to come together and sign an agreement that would bond them as sister-states. 

“California and Baden-Württemberg share many common interests that are critical to our state in the areas of climate change, health, environmental sustainability and next generation transportation systems,” said Dr. Richard Pan. “Coming together to enter into a sister-state relationship would enhance the relationships that already exist between our two states.”

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA –Senate Bill 1303 to require autopsies be conducted by medical experts to ensure they are accurate and unbiased passed the Senate Governance & Finance Committee today.

“Autopsy reports provide critical information in determining the cause and manner of death and we must have the confidence in their accuracy,” said Dr. Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento region. “The public and juries need to trust that they will receive accurate and objective information to make the correct verdict on a criminal case.”