Caucus News

Senator Bob Wieckowski

California resolution opposes any federal action that weakens state's Clean Air waiver authority

March 10, 2017

Sacramento – With several media outlets reporting that President Trump’s administration might revoke California’s long-standing ability to enforce tougher motor vehicle emission standards, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a resolution to put the California Senate on record opposing “any efforts by the current administration and Congress of the United States to deny, roll back, or otherwise undermine the waiver authority.” 
SR 27 was introduced late yesterday. 

Senator Kevin de León

California Values Act Heads to Appropriations, Assemblymember Cooper Joins as Principal Co-Author

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to head off a Trump Administration plan to enlist state and local police as immigration enforcement agents has been amended to make it stronger and has picked up a key supporter.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern to Hold First-Ever Interactive Senate Elections Committee Hearing at Local High School

March 10, 2017

WHAT:  Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee Informational Hearing 
WHEN:  Friday, March 17, 2017, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE:  Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge St., Reseda
Community members are invited to attend and participate in the first in a series of official hearings to help shape policies to improve civic engagement and youth voter turnout in California.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Re-Appointed Vice-Chair of Defense and Aerospace Committee

March 10, 2017


Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Senator Hernandez To Release New Drug Pricing Transparency Bill

March 10, 2017

Business Leader Tom Steyer, Assemblymember David Chiu and a diverse coalition back Senate Bill 17

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), joined by co-author Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer, along with numerous other supporters, will unveil his new drug pricing transparency legisl

Senator Henry Stern

Asm. Low Introduces State Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 17

March 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, introduced an amendment to the state constitution today that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 10 is co-authored by a bipartisan group of California Millennial Caucus members.

Senator Bill Monning

California Wildlife Day Resolution by Senator Monning Passes State Legislature

March 9, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23, by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to establish California Wildlife Day in the state.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener Announces Growing Bipartisan Support for Granting Local Communities Ability to Extend Alcohol Service Hours

March 9, 2017

Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced growing bipartisan support for the LOCAL Act – which will allow (but not require) local communities to extend alcohol service hours in bars and restaurants up to 4 AM. Joining Senator Wiener as legislative co-authors are Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino), Senator Joel Anderson (R-San Diego), Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica), Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia), and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles).

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire Chairs final Senate Committee that approves Transportation funding plan

March 8, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire who has been a champion for passing a comprehensive fix to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, chaired the Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing today that gave final Senate committee approval for a $6 billion transportation funding plan that is now heading to the Senate floor for a full vote.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson to Honor "Women of the Year" in Santa Barbara and Ventura

March 8, 2017

SANTA BARBARA AND OXNARD – To commemorate Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2017 ‘Women of the Year’ in separate ceremonies in each county. 

The women, chosen for their contributions to their communities, will be recognized at events held on March 10 and March 23. Female elected officials have been invited to attend Women of the Year events in their respective counties.