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Friends, families, fellow Californians:
Once again, it’s one of life’s greatest honors to stand before you as the son of a single immigrant mother, now the President of our nation’s finest legislative body.
Of course, the power within this chamber has never come from one individual – or even 40. It’s about the 39 million lives outside this building. Those who live, work and raise families, striving for a safe, healthy, hopeful future -- in a state admired around the world for inventing the future.