Caucus News

Senator Bob Wieckowski

More groups line up in support for Senate Cap and Trade bill

June 30, 2017

Sacramento – A growing number of statewide and regional organizations in California, representing thousands of members, are lining up in support of SB 775, the Cap and Trade bill unveiled last month by Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. The groups include climate activists, environmental justice organizations, consumer advocates, physicians, cities and academics. 

Senator Jerry Hill

California Senate Adjourns in Memory of Community Leader Arnold Lee at Request of Senators Hill & Wiener

June 29, 2017

“Arnold Lee was a great believer in community empowerment, the importance of education, giving back, and paying it forward,” said Senator Hill. “His many career and volunteer efforts, often in leadership roles, attest to his strong commitment to honoring his heritage as well as the values that resonate in the country of his birth and in the country in which he made his home. He instilled that great love of community service in others. Arnold Lee also was a family man and was deeply proud of children, his grandchildren, and the 55 years he shared with his wife, Mimi.”

Senator Scott Wiener

Senators Scott Wiener and Jerry Hill Honor Chinese Community Leader Arnold Lee

June 29, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) adjourned the California State Senate in memory of Arnold C. Lee of Millbrae, who died at the age of 80 on June 23. Arnold was a leader in the Chinese community, including serving as president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, and as a board member of the Lee Family Association and of the Central Chinese High School in America.

Senator Toni Atkins

Statement of Senators Lara and Atkins on Status of Healthy California Act

June 29, 2017

Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), the joint authors of the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562), released this statement in response to the Assembly Rules Committee’s decision not to hear the bill before the July 14 legislative deadline:

Senator Bill Dodd

Dodd's Napa Farmworker Housing Bill Passes Legislature

June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The state Legislature passed a bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) aimed at bolstering funds for Napa County’s farmworker housing centers. Co-authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), this legislation allows grapegrowers to increase their self-assessment fee to help bolster funds for farmworker housing.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Measure to Address California’s Housing Crisis Approved by Assembly Committee

June 29, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the Assembly Local Government Committee on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 9-0.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s SB 35 – the Housing Accountability and Affordability Act – Passes First Assembly Committee

June 28, 2017

Sacramento – Today, Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing shortage, cleared a key Assembly Committee, an important step as the bill makes its way through the State Assembly after passing the Senate earlier this month.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Sen. Wieckowski names Latinas in STEM Nonprofit of the Year

June 28, 2017

Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities was named Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  The organization was recognized today at the 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day at the state Capitol.

Senator Kevin de León

President Pro Tempore de León Announces Appointments

June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

June 28, 2017: New Earth of Culver City honored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell as 'Nonprofit of the Year'

June 28, 2017

Recognition came during California Nonprofits Day at the Capitol

SACRAMENTO — New Earth, Culver City-based group selected by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that helps youths, today was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol.