Press Releases

January 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As myths and misinformation about vaccines swirl online that fuel vaccine hesitancy, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator responded to news reports about an individual that received the coronavirus vaccine and died several hours later.

January 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and pediatrician made the following statement following threats of gun violence made to California State Legislators at the State Capitol:

January 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dr. Richard Pan, state senator representing the Sacramento region and Chair of the Senate Health Committee made the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement that the budget will propose $300 million to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine:

December 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan today that will establish a health authority in Sacramento County to improve oversight of quality, cost and access to Medi-Cal services.

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region introduced Senate Bill 17 today, which calls on California to declare racism as a public health crisis and to enact state policies to address systemic and institutional racism leading to poorer health outcomes and disparities in communities of color.

December 7, 2020

Sacramento, CA — The California Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus elected Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) to serve as its new chair and vice-chair, respectivly, starting December 7, 2020. Their terms will run through the 2021-2022 legislative session.

December 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Thanks to previous efforts, California has not yet experienced overwhelmed hospitals across the state unlike many other states.  However, with the rise of cases since mid-October and increased holiday gatherings, California is projected to exceed ICU capacity by mid to late December.  With this in mind, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician, public health advocate, and State Senator representing the Sacramento region and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health calls on Californians to take following steps we can take to slow the spread. 

October 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, state senator and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to halt field operations for the 2020 census:

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – As President Trump asks the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), and as it’s more in peril than ever following Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Bill 406 by Dr. Richard Pan, which includes putting two Affordable Care Act (ACA) patient protections into state law, was signed by the Governor.

September 30, 2020

Sacramento, CA – SB 275, a bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento region and Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which would ensure California is ready on day one of a future pandemic or other public health crises with a strong stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE), was signed by the Governor today.