Press Releases

February 21, 2014

Job Fair to Immediately Follow the Senate Hearing

(San Diego, CA) – Senator Ben Hueso invites you to participate in a State Senate informational hearing on veteran’s employment issues, as well as a Veterans Job Fair, on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

February 19, 2014

Audit Calls for Meaningful Performance Standards and Better Guidance

(Sacramento, CA) – Last Spring, Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, requested that the Joint Legislative Audit Committee examine the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program (DVBE). The California State Auditor has now released their DVBE program report and highlighted the following key findings:

February 03, 2014

Chaptered Resolution Renames Portion of SR-94 Stephen Palmer, Sr. Memorial Highway

January 31, 2014

 (Chula Vista, CA) – This Friday, January 31, Senator Ben Hueso will host a community roundtable discussion on fire safety at schools. The program will cover how the state regulates fire safety at school sites and will address steps to make schools even safer, including regular fire alarm system inspections.

“Our children deserve safe schools, and our community deserves to know that the fire safety systems at our schools are properly installed, operational, tested and up-to-code,” said Senator Hueso.

January 29, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – “With the passage of Prop 30, we made education a priority. With this promise, we have to ensure that all integral education programs are maintained, especially those programs that deal with workforce training such as agricultural education. California is the world leader in agricultural production and my Senate District holds one of the largest agricultural areas. Therefore, funding for agricultural education and vocational careers in the field are absolutely necessary.

January 22, 2014

(Sacramento) – Senator Ben Hueso releases the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address and proposed 2014-15 State Budget:

December 13, 2013

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Senator Hueso takes on the role of Santa Claus to deliver toys to children in this year’s Casa Familiar Toy Party. This annual event will benefit children in South San Diego and San Ysidro. With many supporters such as the U.S. Marine Corps, Parkhaven Apartments, as well as many gracious independent contributions, Casa Familiar managed to collect more than 1,000 toys that will be enjoyed by many children and their grateful families.

December 13, 2013

(San Diego, CA) – On Saturday, December 14, Senator Ben Hueso will present a resolution to the Rock Church commending their seventeenth annual Toys for Joy campaign. This important event unites schools, businesses, community organizations and other local churches to bring toys and food to children and their families. In addition to the toy drive, the Rock Church has made other thoughtful contributions to the community such as removing trash as part of the Church’s Do Something clean-up effort.

December 13, 2013

 (El Centro, CA) – On Monday, December 16, Senator Ben Hueso along with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Kiwanis Club of El Centro will host a Child Car Seat Safety event to provide information on how to keep our children safe while driving. CHP officers will be on hand to answer questions regarding child seat installation and compliance. They will also be conducting child car seat installation inspections. This is a great opportunity to learn about car safety laws and child passenger safety requirements.

November 21, 2013

(Sacramento, CA) – The Wildlife Conservation Board (WBC) today approved $1.2 million grant to the San Diego County of Department of Parks and Recreation to restore trails and habitat on the south side of the Tijuana River Estuary, located three miles south of Imperial Beach. Senator Ben Hueso has been working closely with officials in securing this funding shortly after becoming an Assembly Member and throughout his new term as Senator.