This year’s theme, “The Students We Share,” focused on binational cooperation on education
May 08, 2018
Sacramento, CA – May 8, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation today hosted an informational hearing titled “The Students We Share: A Discussion on Expanding Educational Opportunities for Trans-border Students.” The hearing involved a discussion between officials from Mexico and California regarding the growing challenges (e.g., language barriers, cultural differences, and education system disparities) faced by students who attend school on both sides of the US-Mexico border at different times during their educationa
EnergySource Minerals’ project will create well-paying jobs in Imperial Valley
May 04, 2018
Imperial Valley, CA – May 4, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-Imperial County) today announced a $2.5 million grant for a new geothermal project by EnergySource Minerals, LLC titled “Well to Wheels Lithium Design” located in Imperial Valley. The project will greatly benefit the local economy and community, and may create a domestic source of lithium and other minerals to help meet California’s growing demand for electric grid stabilization and electric vehicle components.
Senator Hueso’s legislation would increase effectiveness of case management efforts
April 26, 2018
Sacramento, CA – April 26, 2018 – A bill authored by California State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that would impose greater reporting requirements on the State with regards to childhood lead exposure has received the unanimous approval of the Senate Health Committee, an important step in ensuring appropriate case management data related to children who have been exposed to lead. Senate Bill No. 1097 cleared the policy committee yesterday with a 9-0 vote and now advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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: