Press Releases

October 07, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Improved access to higher education opportunities for incarcerated students, increased access to low-income energy programs, and expanded measures to fight illegal tire dumping are among the many proposals Senator Ben Hueso authored that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law in 2022.

Other successful measures by the San Diego Democrat include authorizing the California State University (CSU) system to provide a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) program and providing Californians going through end-of-life care treatment access to medical cannabis.

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-40), which prevents California drivers from being cited by law enforcement for not having a registration sticker on the rear license plate if the registration on the specified vehicle is current.

Operation of park does not pose threat to national security
July 08, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Senator Ben Hueso (D-40) is urging the President Joe Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to pause their plans of building a border wall that threatens the Friendship Park in Imperial Beach and work with community organizations to preserve the binational symbol of hope.

June 06, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Hueso honors San Diego-based House of Mexico as the 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 40.

May 26, 2022


Sacramento, CA - May 26, 2022 – A total of 17 bills authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) are headed to the Assembly floor. The bills will proceed through the appropriate voting process in the Assembly with possible amendments; if amended they will return to the Senate for a reconciliation vote, before going to the Governor’s desk for signature before Sept. 1, 2022.

Senator Hueso leads efforts to help secure funding with help from other state representatives
May 12, 2022

Sacramento, CA – May 13, 2022 – The revised 2022-23 state budget proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom released today includes $80 million for a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics facility at the Brawley campus of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley.

December 20, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Senator Ben Hueso today announced that he has selected San Diego resident William “Bill” Glover as 2021 Veteran of the Year for the 40th Senate District.

“Bill Glover truly fulfills the promise of ‘no man left behind,’” said Sen. Hueso. “He has spent most of his life taking care of his fellow soldiers – while in the service, as well as afterward, providing them with the necessary resources and connections to transition back to civilian life.”

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 (California LifeLine Program).

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 energy efficiency upgrades to their home.

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. Now, with the enactment of Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) SB 721, the state will formally recognize these contributions each year on August 26 as part of the newly-established California Farmworker Day.