Sate Sen. Anthony J. Portantino was reappointed to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, which hears roughly two-thirds of all Senate and Assembly bills introduced each year, giving it significant oversight over legislative proposals that involve expenditure.
Portantino, who represents the 25th District, was reappointed by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).
“I am thankful to President Pro Tem Atkins for trusting me to meet the responsibility,” Portantino said. “With COVID-19 greatly impacting the state’s finances, this committee will take on greater significance during this session. I am looking forward to a busy year and I am excited to help make sure California comes out of this pandemic stronger than ever.”
Portantino also was appointed to the banking and financial institutions, governmental organization, insurance, and the joint legislative budget committees.
The 25th District includes Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Pasadena, San Marino and South Pasadena.