Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

California Senate Delegation Shares Highlights of UN Climate Change Conference

November 8, 2021

The California Senate Delegation to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow met virtually with California-based reporters Monday to discuss their trip, how California continues to lead the nation and world in addressing the climate emergency and what they hope to learn and bring back to the Legislature for consideration in 2022.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Virtual Town Hall on Police Reform and Racial Justice

November 8, 2021

 

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Nov. 16 on police reform and racial justice featuring two longtime champions of both, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber and Sen. Steven Bradford.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Panelists will take live and submitted questions.

Who: Sen. Dodd; Secretary of State Weber; Sen. Bradford; UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin R. Johnson

What: Virtual Town Hall: Police Reform and Racial Justice

When: 6 p.m., Nov. 16, 2021

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

Senator Lena Gonzalez Issues Statement on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 7, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in response to the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal:

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Lauds Passage of Federal Infrastructure Bill

November 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today upon congressional passage of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that would improve our nation’s roads, bridges, rail and broadband systems, boosting economic recovery and creating millions of new clean-energy jobs:

Senator Dave Min

Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Prevention Informational Hearing

November 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Prevention, Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) will convene the select committee for an informational titled Exploring Data Breaches: What State, Local, and Private Institutions can do to Protect Themselves and the Public on at 1:30 PM PDT on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Senator Dave Min

Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Prevention Informational Hearing

November 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and Identity Theft Prevention, Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) will convene the select committee for an informational titled Exploring Data Breaches: What State, Local, and Private Institutions can do to Protect Themselves and the Public on at 1:30 PM PDT on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern Statement on Decision to Increase Pressure and Use of Aliso Canyon

November 5, 2021

Los Angeles – The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted 4-0 to increase the natural storage capacity of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility by over 20 percent.  Currently, the facility is capped at 34 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas storage, but the new decision will raise this to 41.16 bcf.  Citing the possibility of an exceptionally cold winter season in Southern California, the PUC stated that natural gas demand could constrain supply, despite the state’s aggressive climate and energy goals.

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Becker speaks at COP26 about “California Zero: Getting an American state to Net Zero”

November 4, 2021

In a press conference at the UN Climate Conference today, Senator Josh Becker reviewed the past, present and future of California climate policy and announced two major initiatives for the upcoming legislative session.
After reviewing California’s leadership, he concluded that he’s proud that “since 2000, California has reduced its emissions per capita by more than 20% while at the same time growing our economy by more than 60%.”

Senator Nancy Skinner

Sen. Skinner Issues Statement on the Tragic Passing of Wilma Chan

November 3, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, issued the following statement regarding the tragic passing today of longtime Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, who was struck and killed by a car:

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Responds to Expanded Access of COVID-19 Vaccine to Children

November 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA –Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician, state senator and author of California’s vaccine laws, made the following statement today as the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is approved for young children and becomes available at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, school vaccine clinics and other sites: