Sacramento, California - State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced his selection of key committee assignments for the 2016 Regular Session today. Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will remain Chair of Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; and will still serve on the following key committees: Transportation; Appropriations; and Governmental Organization. New to the Assemblyman’s work load is the Committee on Utilities & Commerce.

“These committees are relevant to the communities I represent and will give me the opportunity to play an integral role in addressing critical issues in the district,” said Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia. “As for my new assignment as a member of the Utilities and Commerce Committee, I look forward to developing sustainable and obtainable solutions to the Salton Sea, renewal energy and the digital divide challenges,” stated Assemblyman Garcia.

The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce primary jurisdictions are public utilities; the California Public Utilities Commission; the California Energy Commission; the California Independent System Operator; Electricity Oversight Board; energy companies; common carriers; electricity; alternative energy development and conservation; natural gas; wireless, wireline and cable communications; international trade; Women and Minority Business Enterprises; and tourism.