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New Legislator Spotlight: Congressman Gil Cisneros (D–Yorba Linda)

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Congressman Gil Cisneros (D–Yorba Linda). We look forward to working with Rep. Cisneros and his team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.

New Legislator Spotlight: Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland)

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians, including over 82,000 in the Bay Area – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland). We look forward to working with Asm. Wicks and her team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.

California Legislators Hold Key Leadership and Committee Positions

With the opening of the 116th Congress, California’s congressional delegation in the House of Representatives continues to rank amongst the most influential, with numerous members serving in positions of leadership and on committees with jurisdiction over issues and policies critical to the continued advancement of our state’s and the nation’s life sciences sector. Notably, California’s 46 Democratic members comprise 20% of all House Democrats – the current majority party.

New Legislator Spotlight: State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas)

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas). We look forward to working with Senator Caballero and her team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.

Governor Newsom Signs an Executive Order on State Prescription Drug Purchasing

On Monday, January 7th, asserting healthcare was a central pillar of his “California for All” agenda, newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) aiming to consolidate the state’s prescription drug negotiating power by fully transitioning the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefit to fee-for-service (i.e., carving-out pharmacy services from managed care) and by strengthening the state’s joint purchasing program for pharmaceuticals.