Press Releases & Statements

Sacramento, Calif. – In another major step, Senate Joint Resolution 13 (SJR 13) has passed the full California Senate with a bipartisan unanimous vote.

SJR 13, championed by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), calls for federal support to fund disaster cleanup following the devastating fire at the Navy North Hangar in Tustin, California.

Sacramento, Calif – California air travelers could see a more equitable experience at airport security checkpoints under a new bill from Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton). Senate Bill 1372 (SB 1372) seeks to address growing concerns surrounding expedited screening services, which allow some passengers to bypass the standard security queues for a fee.

Sacramento, Calif – In an important step to promote inclusivity and dietary choice for students, the Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 1080 (SB 1080), the Halal and Kosher School Meals Act, with a unanimous vote of 7-0. The timely move, which also coincides with both the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Passover, ensures that schools with a significant population of students who keep halal or kosher diets will provide these meal options.

Sacramento, Calif. – Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416), aiming to crack down on the organized resale of stolen retail merchandise, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today with a vote of 5-0.

Sacramento, Calif. — Senate Bill 1244 (SB 1244) gained momentum on Wednesday after being approved by the Senate Education Committee in a 6-0 vote. The bill, authored by Senate Education Committee Chair Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), focuses on expanding access to beneficial community college courses for California high school students through dual enrollment programs.

Sacramento, Calif. – In a significant step forward, Senate Joint Resolution 13 (SJR 13) has passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee with a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 7-0.

Sacramento, CalifSenator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) is proud to announce the recipients of his "Woman of the Year" awards for Senate District 29, honoring six extraordinary women whose tireless efforts have profoundly impacted our communities.

Sacramento, CalifSenate Bill 897 (SB 897) to solidify and expand the District of Choice (DOC) Program passed unanimously with a 7-0 bipartisan vote in the Senate Education committee.  The bill, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) will remove the program’s sunset, expand enrollment eligibility, and enhance funding allocations for disadvantaged students.