Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Legislation to Make Water Efficiency a Way of Life Passes Assembly Committee

July 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, to better prepare the state for future droughts by weaving greater water efficiency goals and drought resiliency requirements into California’s water planning today passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Monning’s Statement on Cap-and-Trade Package Passing the State Legislature

July 18, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement on last night’s passage of the cap-and-trade package at the State Capitol:   


Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León on the passage of Cap-and-Trade

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed a package of bills to extend the state’s landmark Cap-and-Trade program to 2030.

“Californians overwhelmingly support our efforts to tackle climate change; they know it’s an urgent threat and they want us to continue to lead. That’s exactly what we’re doing by extending cap and trade.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Issues Statement on Assembly Bills 398 & 617

July 17, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on his support of Assembly Bills 398 and 617:

“Public service is about working together. I came to Sacramento to work with all sides to get things done. AB 398 and AB 617 are bipartisan measures which will help us continue to improve our region and state’s air quality while providing key stakeholders and industries with the flexibility they need to meet our shared clean air goals.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Issues Statement on Vote to Extend Cap and Trade Program

July 17, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement regarding the vote in the Senate to extend the Cap and Trade program:

“Today’s vote on AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade marks an important milestone in the fight against climate change. A month ago, the President pulled our country out of the historic Paris Agreement. Today, we Californians – creators of the world’s sixth largest economy – have taken unequivocal control of our state’s future.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Issues Statement on Cap-And-Trade Vote

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate passed cap-and-trade legislation—AB 398 and AB 617—on the Senate Floor earlier today:

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Applauds Cap-and-Trade Extension, Tackling Air Pollution at Local Level

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and co-author of AB 398 and AB 617, issued the following statement today:

“Air pollution and greenhouse gases know no boundaries. I am proud to be a co-author of these two important measures that solidify California as a world leader in tackling the greatest threats that confront mankind in the 21st century.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Senator Lara Statement on Appropriations Committee Passage of Cap and Trade Package

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released this statement after committee members approved AB 617 and AB 398 to extend California’s cap and trade program and establish a strong, statewide program to address air pollution in California’s most impacted communities. The governor’s office estimates that the program could raise $1.5 billion for reducing emissions and pollution:

Senator Bill Dodd

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity Recognized as Nonprofit of the Year

July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity was honored recently as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Dodd. Representatives of the home building organization were hosted on the Floor of the California State Senate by Senator Dodd. The local nonprofit was joined by other nonprofit leaders from Senate districts across the state that were also honored at the 2017 California Nonprofits Day event.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 15, 2017: ‘Christmas’ arrives early for 150 at-risk families; free laptops, scooters and fun events featured

July 15, 2017

Event took place Saturday, July 15 at USC campus

SACRAMENTO – With more than 400 students and family members in attendance, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday presented free laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a carnival that keyed on fun – but really was part of her years-long effort to engage children to stay mentally, physically and nutritionally active.