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Press Releases
October 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As part of his final action on bills from the 2021 legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom this weekend announced he signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to ensure more low-income Californians have access to discounted phone and Internet service through the Lifeline Universal Telephone Service Program (Ca

Press Releases
October 07, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a number of measures to advance the state’s climate and clean energy efforts, including legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that expands the state’s Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program to ensure more of California’s low-income families benefit from free energ

Press Releases
October 05, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California is home to roughly 800,000 farmworkers who play a vital role in maintaining our food supply and whose work is more critical than ever during the pandemic.

Press Releases
September 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Upon learning that Marybel Batjer will resign as President of the California Public Utilities Commission, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications, released the following statement:

Press Releases
September 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) expanding end-of-life treatment options for Californians by requiring that hospitals and certain types of healthcare facilities in the state allow terminally-ill patients to use medical cannabis for treatment and/or pain relief.
 

Press Releases
September 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Last Friday on Native American Day, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 712, Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) legislation to rectify long-standing discriminatory practices by local governments that have deprived Native Americans of a fair process in their attempts to acquire ancestral lands.

About Senator Hueso

Ben Hueso was elected as California State Senator for the 40th District in March of 2013. He represents the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City and portions of the City of San Diego and Imperial County.

In January 2017, Senator Hueso was reappointed by the Senate pro Tempore to serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications. He was also reappointed to the Senate Veterans Affairs, Banking and Financial Institutions, Insurance, Natural Resources and Water, and Governmental Organization Committees.

Since assuming office, Senator Hueso has worked extensively on initiatives regarding water quality..

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