Press Releases

February 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today announced the introduction of his 2017-18 bill package. This introduction comes after all members of the legislature had a bill introduction deadline of February 17th.

Senator Newman released the following statement regarding his 2017-18 legislative bill package:

Denouncing the President's Executive Action on Immigration

January 30, 2017

“I rise today as one of the joint authors of this resolution. Over the past few days, we've become familiar with a new phrase, "Extreme Vetting". As you might expect from America's first reality  television president, this is a clever bit of marketing, designed to suggest that the existing process for vetting prospective refugees was somehow deficient in the face of certain parties' systematic overhyping of the current threat, as some of my colleagues have already noted. By all objective accounts, this is far from true.

SCA 2 would require all future revenue raised by proposed transportation funding measures to be used for appropriate projects.

January 18, 2017

Sacramento –Today, State Senator Josh Newman [D-Fullerton] introduced SCA 2, a measure to ensure that any future revenues passed by the Legislature to pay for road and highway maintenance will be spent exclusively on vitally needed repairs and not for other projects or services.

The current need for repair on our roads both local and statewide is massive. At a statewide level, there is a backlog of deferred maintenance totaling approximately 137 billion dollars.

In addition to Chair, Senator Newman was nominated as a member of Business, Professions and Economic Development, Health, Human Services, and Insurance

December 21, 2016

Today, State Senator Josh Newman [D-Fullerton] was nominated by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon as the new chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee for the 2017-2018 Regular Session.   

Senator Newman, a United States Army veteran, will be replacing Senator Jim Nielson [R-Gerber] as chair. His priorities as incoming chair include workforce development and greater accountability and oversight of existing programs.