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Press Releases
April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate Committee on Transportation today unanimously approved Senate Bill 580 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that would the task the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) with conducting a study assessing the feasibility, cost-effectiveness and lifecycle environmental benefits of includin

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March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The annual “Woman of the Year” celebration returned to the California State Legislature as part of Women’s History Month, albeit in a virtual capacity this year due to COVID-19 safety measures. Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) recognized Sylvia Campa as 2021 Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District.

Press Releases
March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) legislation to create a new California Border Commission received unanimous approval yesterday from the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization.

Press Releases
February 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) is joined by Project Rebound Consortium and Michelson Center for Public Policy in announcing the introduction of SB 416, a bill that would amend California Penal Code to protect incarcerated students’ access to face-to-face instruction provided by quality nonprofit and regionally-accredited hig

Press Releases
February 17, 2021

Imperial Valley, CA – February 17, 2021 – Senator Ben Hueso today announced that he has selected Calexico resident Rudolph “Rudy” Villalobos as 2020 Veteran of the Year for the 40th Senate District.

Press Releases
February 04, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) was joined by 11 of his colleagues today in introducing a bill to provide compassionate access to medical cannabis in healthcare facilities for Californians who are terminally ill. Senate Bill No.

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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