Press Releases

Senator Hueso’s SB 1365 would prioritize funding for coastal education programs
April 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – April 24, 2018 – State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) secured the unanimous approval of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee for his bill that seeks to increase public awareness about issues affecting the coast and spread knowledge about the need to mitigate human impact. The legislation, SB 1365, now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Bill aims to help law enforcement better identify instances of elder abuse crimes
April 23, 2018

Sacramento, CA – April 23, 2018 – The California State Senate today voted in favor of legislation authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that would assist law enforcement officers in properly identifying instances of elder abuse crimes. Senate Bill No. 1191 received unanimous support and now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

Legislation expands research to determine human burden and economic toll of Alzheimer’s disease on disproportionately-impacted populations in California
April 18, 2018

San Diego, CA – April 18, 2018 – The California State Senate Health Committee voted today in favor of SB 1292, a bill authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that seeks to ensure that Alzheimer’s disease research is inclusive of all populations disproportionately impacted. The legislation passed the Health Committee with bipartisan support and now advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

April 17, 2018

San Diego, CA – April 17, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today issued the following statement in response to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ decision to file an amicus brief in support of the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against the State of California over three of its “sanctuary state” laws:

April 11, 2018

San Diego, CA – April 11, 2018 – In light of today’s decision by Governor Brown to accept federal funding to add approximately 400 California National Guard members statewide, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement:

“California has always been and remains a beacon of hope for immigrants from all countries and walks of life.

March 16, 2018

San Diego, CA – March 16, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) today introduced a resolution in the California State Legislature calling on Governor Jerry Brown’s Administration to initiate a lawsuit against the federal government for its failure to properly address the flow of raw sewage and wastewater that continually pours over the border from Tijuana into San Diego County.

March 13, 2018

San Diego, CA – March 13, 2018 – California State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s arrival in San Diego and visit to the 40th Senate District:

March 12, 2018

Sacramento, CA – March 12, 2018 – The California State Legislature on Monday hosted its annual Woman of the Year ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento as part of Women’s History Month. The ceremony honors women of all ages, backgrounds and interests, who are passionate and committed to empowering and improving their communities.

Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) recognized Sarah Brite Evans as 2018 Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District.

March 07, 2018

Sacramento, CA – March 7, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he has filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California over three of its “sanctuary state” laws:

“As Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, I continue to support policies and programs that protect the interests of all Californians, including the civil rights of our immigrant community.  

City of San Diego-sponsored bill would provide state resources for disadvantaged communities designated within federal Promise Zones
February 09, 2018

San Diego, CA – February 9, 2018 – Senator Hueso (40th District) and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer held a joint press conference today to highlight Sen. Hueso’s legislation, Senate Bill 635, which was sponsored by the City of San Diego, and will provide state assistance to communities designated as federal “Promise Zones” in their efforts to receive critical federal revitalization resources.