Caucus News

Senator Kevin de León

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on Election of New Republican Minority Leader

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the election of Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to serve as the new Senate Minority Leader:

“California is lucky to have a Legislature that gets important work done for the people of our great state. While hyper-partisan acrimony overtakes and paralyzes our nation’s capital, under our Capitol dome, Republicans and Democrats work together to confront major challenges that need to be addressed.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

March 13, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell - Up to 24 million to lose health care under GOP plan

March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO (March 13, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, chair of the powerful Senate Budget Committee, took to the Senate Floor in support of Senate Resolution 26 to warn residents about the potential impact pending GOP-backed cuts may have  on health insurance nationwide. Watch, listen to Mitchell by clicking on the YouTube link in the center of the screen above.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire Chairs Oversight Hearing on “Ghost Ship” Fire this Wednesday

March 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – On December 2, 36 people perished in a warehouse fire at an unpermitted live-work space known as the “Ghost Ship” in Oakland. This Wednesday, Senator Mike McGuire will chair an oversight hearing of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, which will discuss this horrific and tragic event. The hearing will be focused on how to prevent another tragic incident from happening again in any of the hundreds to thousands of similar live-work structures that exist throughout the Golden State.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen named Clean Money Champion

March 13, 2017

 

Senator Nancy Skinner

Statement on Nomination of Carol Christ as Chancellor of UC Berkeley

March 13, 2017

~~As a Cal Alum and the Senator who represents UC Berkeley, I am very pleased that Carol Christ has been nominated, and is willing to serve, as UC Berkeley’s 11th Chancellor.
Having spent 30 years at UC Berkeley as a faculty member, Dean, Provost and Vice Chancellor, as well as Christ’s service as the President of Smith College, I cannot think of a more appropriate or experienced leader to hold this post. I hope the Regents in their deliberations this coming Thursday agree.

Senator Mike McGuire

CA Senate calls on Congress to reject ACA repeal

March 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – In response to the dangerous effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans, the California State Senate today passed Senate Resolution 26, calling on Congress to reject the ACA repeal unless it’s replaced with a plan that ensures that not one American will lose coverage and that coverage will be more affordable and of higher quality for all Americans.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: California Senate Leader and Health Chair Call on Congress to Reject ACA Repeal Without Adequate Replacement

March 13, 2017

Senate Resolution 26 also calls on Congress to allow comprehensive public review before a vote on the Republican plan  

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Chair of the Senate Health Committee Dr.

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Hill Releases Statement on DMV's Proposed Rules for Driverless Cars

March 10, 2017

The DMV’s proposed regulations for driverless vehicles send a strong signal that California is serious about encouraging the development, testing and deployment of safe autonomous vehicles,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “The completion of the regulations is important so our state can maintain its leading edge in this competitive field. I will continue to work with Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly, the DMV and other key stakeholders to ensure that California remains a leader in autonomous vehicle technology.”

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Students Would Learn About Digital Citizenship, How to Spot Fake News Under Senator Jackson's Bill

March 10, 2017

STUDENTS WOULD LEARN ABOUT DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, HOW TO SPOT FAKE NEWS UNDER SENATOR JACKSON'S BILL

SACRAMENTO – Concerned about the recent proliferation of fake news during the Presidential election, and a lack of civility that has pervaded discussions online, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced legislation to ensure that students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

STUDENTS WOULD LEARN ABOUT DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, HOW TO SPOT FAKE NEWS UNDER JACKSON BILL

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Concerned about the recent proliferation of fake news during the Presidential election, and a lack of civility that has pervaded discussions online, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced legislation to ensure that students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online.