Caucus News

Senator Kevin de León

California Senators Reject U.S. EPA Director's Call to Rollback Federal Clean Car Standards

April 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and fifteen of his Senate colleagues sent a letter today urging U.S. EPA Director Scott Pruitt to keep existing federal clean car standards in place.  This comes on the heels of Pruitt’s threats last week to pull regulations that are critical to advancing California’s climate and clean air objectives. 

Senator Mike McGuire

Landmark Emergency Alert Legislation Heads to First Senate Committee Hearing Tuesday

April 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – With the six month anniversary of the North Bay Fire Storm nearly upon us, landmark state legislation setting statewide emergency alert protocols is heading to its first official Senate Committee Hearing Tuesday.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern’s Plan Against College Hunger Act Passes Key Senate Committee in Unanimous Vote

April 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO — The Senate Committee on Education on Wednesday supported Senate Bill 1275, the Plan Against College Hunger Act by State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), in a unanimous 6-0 vote.

Senator Jim Beall

Sen. Beall Obtains $10 Million for Silicon Valley Freeway Clean-Ups

April 6, 2018

SAN JOSE – Thanks to Sen. Jim Beall’s persistent urging, the California Department of Transportation will issue over $10.2 million in new contracts to clean up Silicon Valley freeways.

“With this new state funding, drivers in Santa Clara County are going to see cleaner highways with less trash,’’ said Sen. Beall, chairman of the state Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee.

Senator Jerry Hill

Olympians, Other Former Star Athletes Join Women with Abuse Cases Pending Against Doctors to Urge California Lawmakers to Stop Shielding Physicians Placed on Probation in Misconduct Cases

April 6, 2018

Watch video of Senator Hill's April 10 news conference with Olympians and other other star athletes who joined women with abuse cases pending against doctors to urge California lawmakers to pass SB 1448 and stop shielding physicians placed on probation in misconduct cases.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Senator Hernandez Asks LA District Attorney to Investigate City of Industry

April 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) is requesting the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office launch an investigation into the city of Industry, which is a charter city of about 200 residents in the San Gabriel Valley.

Since the city of Industry is within Senator Hernandez’ Senate District, he has witnessed the company town mentality and past bad governance from city officials for years.

Senator Kevin de León

Senator de León Urges Governor Brown to Refuse Trump’s Request to Send National Guard Troops to Southern Border

April 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to Governor Brown this afternoon, urging him to ignore President Trump’s request to send National Guard Troops to the California-Mexico border. 

Senator Scott Wiener

National Fair Housing and Civil Rights Experts Announce Support for Senator Wiener’s Transit Housing Bill

April 5, 2018

San Francisco –  Today a group of national fair housing and civil rights experts issued a joint letter supporting Senate Bill 827, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to allow for more housing to be built near public transportation. The letter cites SB 827 as a national model that will open up more areas for housing, break down historical patterns of segregation, and create more affordable housing near public transportation.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Statement: CA State Senate Adjourns in Memory of Cary Rudman

April 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) adjourned in memory of Cary Jay Rudman, Chief Ethics Counsel and Ombudsman for the Senate.

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Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senate Health Committee Passes Leyva Bill Protecting Kids from Dangerous Lead Exposure

April 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous support, the Senate Health Committee today approved SB 1041 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would help ensure that children at risk of lead exposure receive blood lead screening tests.