Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino & First District PTA Host Family Health Forum

April 8, 2020

La Cañada Flintridge, California Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and First District PTA are again partnering for an important public heath discussion.

Senator Tom Umberg

Senator Thomas J. Umberg Introduces Legislation to Protect People from Price Gouging During State of Emergency

April 7, 2020

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) debuted new legislation, in concert with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, and  San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan, to combat price gouging in the State of California during a declared state of emergency. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our state has seen countless examples of unscrupulous individuals using the crisis as an opportunity to turn a profit on essential goods and services.

Senator Jim Beall

Budget Letter Advocating for More Affordable Housing

April 7, 2020

Honorable Senator Senator Anna M. Caballero         Hon. Assemblymember Jim Cooper

Chair, Senate Budget Subcommittee 4                       Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4

State Capitol, Room 5066                                           State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, CA 95814                                               Sacramento, CA 95814


Honorable Senator Holly Mitchell                              Honorable Phil Ting

Chair, Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Com.            Chair, Assembly Budget Committee

Senator Jim Beall

PRESS RELEASE: State Senator Jim Beall Advocates for Budget to Provide More Affordable Housing in the midst of COVID-19

April 7, 2020

State Senator Jim Beall Advocates for Budget to Provide More Affordable Housing in the midst of COVID-19


California is in unchartered waters. Together we are working to bend the curve and stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Newsom has continued to lead and prepare California for the unknown and the very worst.

These unprecedented times call for urgent action to help protect the most vulnerable in our communities.  Keeping people in their homes and building more affordable housing must be at the top of our priority list.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

COVID-19 updates and resources

April 7, 2020

We are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in our community, state and country.  Please know that my staff and I are working hard each day to identify resources and share current information with you.  It is imperative that you protect yourself, your family and community by following the directives we have received from our county public health officer:

Senator Richard Pan

As Our Nation Struggles with COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Pan Makes Statement on 25th National Public Health Week

April 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento area made the following statement today, the start of the 25th National Public Health Week:


Senator Scott Wiener

Declaración del Senador Scott Wiener sobre el Cambio de la FDA a la Prohibición de Donar Sangre para los Hombres Homosexuales y Bisexuales, Durante la Emergencia del COVID-19

April 2, 2020

San Francisco – El Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), emitió hoy la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la decisión de la FDA de cambiar su prohibición de que los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales donen sangre, pasando de un requisito de celibato de un año, a un requisito de celibato de tres meses.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Scott Wiener’s Statement on FDA’s Change to Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Donating Blood During COVID-19 Emergency

April 2, 2020

San Francisco – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement in response to the FDA’s decision to change its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood from a one year celibacy requirement to a three month celibacy requirement. Senator Wiener is hosting (with the American Red Cross) a blood drive this coming Tuesday with the theme #GiveForAGay: Encouraging gay and bisexual men to recruit an eligible blood donor to donate for them and encouraging eligible donors to donate on behalf of someone who is banned.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire to host Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall with Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity County public health officials

March 31, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire will hold a critical telephone town hall tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. for Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity county residents to hear the latest updates on the state and local coronavirus response.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Napa Doctor is Woman of the Year

March 31, 2020

NAPA – Dr. Andrea “Andi” M. Clarke has been named Woman of the Year for 2020 by Sen. Bill Dodd. Dr. Clarke has shown her commitment to the physical and emotional well-being of Napa Valley residents as physician-in-charge at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices in Napa and board member of Mentis, a nonprofit mental health group serving low-income families.