Press Releases & Statements


Sacramento, Calif. — State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) announced today that his district budget priorities were included and fully funded in the 2022-23 California State Budget.

SACRAMENTO – Members of the legislative Vaccine Work Group have been advocating for cohesive and comprehensive, evidenced-based policies in the 2022-23 Budget to strengthen the state’s ability to respond to public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sacramento, Calif. — Legislation to create the California Ocean Corps received unanimous, bipartisan approval in the California State Senate. SB 1036, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), will establish a conservation corps dedicated to restoration and climate resiliency along the California coast.

Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Senate approved legislation today to protect election workers by keeping their home addresses confidential. SB 1131, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed with a 30-8-2 vote. The bill will stymie increasing harassment and violent threats directed at election workers.

Sacramento, Calif. — Legislation to ensure easy access to safe battery disposal passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today. SB 1215, authored by Senator Josh Newman, will create a statewide collection and recycling program for consumer batteries and battery-embedded products. This legislation is a reintroduction of SB 298, which stalled in Senate Appropriations last year.

Sacramento, Calif. — The Senate Environmental Quality Committee passed legislation today on a 5-2 vote to ensure that Californians may easily dispose of expended batteries and products.

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Senate Elections Committee today passed a pair of bills, authored by Senator Josh Newman, to uphold the rectitude of elections.

Both bills, SB 921 and SB 1131, seek to buttress the pillar of American democracy and passed with no "no" votes.

Sacramento, Calif. – On Wednesday, April 6, amidst celebrations of California Hydrogen Week, Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), along with a coalition of legislators and hydrogen car drivers, announced plans to quadruple the number of hydrogen fueling stations across the state (VIDEO).