Rouda silent as AB5 puts Uber & Lyft on the brink of shutting down for months

Rouda pushing federal version of jobs-killing bill in DC
Thousands of jobs, families who depend on transportation affected

Huntington Beach, CA – Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman and CA-48 congressional candidate Michelle Steel today called on Harley Rouda to explain why he supports a federal version of AB5, a disastrous bill which has led to Uber and Lyft announcing they may have to shut down for several months in California to meet the law’s requirements.
 
“Thousands of Orange County families would be affected if Uber and Lyft were forced to shut down, yet their own congressman is more concerned with his Twitter account than calling for a repeal of AB5,” Steel said. “Harley Rouda owes those workers, and families who depend on transportation provided by Uber and Lyft, an explanation as to why he’s pushing a nationalized version of this disastrous bill.”
 
Michelle Steel has repeatedly called for the repeal of AB5, citing the loss of thousands of jobs. Yesterday, following a court ruling to enforce AB5, Uber and Lyft announced they would have to halt services for months to come into compliance with the bill – putting thousands out of work in the middle of a pandemic and recession and ensuring those who depend on these services are forced to find alternate means of transportation. 
 
“I will continue fighting for this jobs-killing bill to be repealed,” Steel said.

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