Press Releases

Friday, October 6 2017

Sacramento, CA – With nine days left until the Constitutional deadline for the Governor to act on all remaining legislation on his desk, Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has already had six measures signed into law. Newman’s most recent success was on Thursday, with the signing of SB 503.

Tuesday, October 3 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill (SB) 570, authored by Senator Josh Newman. The measure will amend the rules that govern eligibility for CalWORKs, to ensure Veterans and surviving family members are not denied benefits.

“I thank Governor Brown for signing this legislation that is a simple, smart solution to ensure that our veterans and their families have access to the rightful benefits they deserve,” said Newman.

Tuesday, September 19 2017

Sacramento, CA – As the first year of the 2017–18 Legislative session comes to an end, Senator Josh Newman has sent 11 bills to the Governor’s desk and passed several important Senate resolutions. In his first year representing the 29th District, Senator Newman has focused his policy efforts on assisting Veterans, public health, local infrastructure, and education.

Thursday, September 14 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Newman’s measure to help assist incarcerated veterans with their claims and benefits has passed the Senate on a 39-0 vote and is on its way to Governor Brown. Senate Bill (SB) 776 will establish seven veteran representative positions within the state Department of Veterans Affairs, to assist incarcerated veterans with their claims and benefits.

Wednesday, September 13 2017

Sacramento, CA – On the heels of Governor Brown signing into law three of freshman Senator Josh Newman’s (D-Fullerton) measures, two more measures now head to the Governor’s desk for signature. Senate Bills (SB) 52 and 442 both passed out of the Senate today.

Monday, September 11 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has had another measure signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Senate Bill (SB) 455 will allow military families moving to California to register their children in any California school district in advance of their Permanent Change of Station order.

Tuesday, September 5 2017

Sacramento, CA – On September 6, 2017 on the East Steps of the State Capitol, a coalition of veterans groups and mental health organizations will gather to raise awareness for military and veteran suicide prevention.

Friday, September 1 2017

Sacramento, CA – Freshman State Senator and Senate Veteran Affairs Chair Josh Newman had five bills come off the Assembly suspense file today. Senate Bills (SB) 52, 570, 728, 731 and 776 now move to the Assembly floor toward a final vote prior to the end of the legislative session in mid-September.

Friday, September 1 2017

Sacramento, CASenator Josh Newman introduced SCR 82 today, commemorating September 15th as ‘Neonatal Nurses Day’ in California. The resolution was presented to representatives of Children’s Hospital Orange County as well as representatives from Sacramento’s Sutter Memorial Medical Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Wednesday, August 30 2017

Sacramento, CASenator Josh Newman will Chair his first meeting of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus today. Newman was elected chair by his colleagues from the San Gabriel Valley at a meeting of the Caucus in May. He succeeds Senator Ed Hernandez, who will serve as Vice Chair.


What: San Gabriel Valley Caucus Regular Meeting