Press Releases

Monday, July 17, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement regarding the vote in the Senate to extend the Cap and Trade program:

“Today’s vote on AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade marks an important milestone in the fight against climate change. A month ago, the President pulled our country out of the historic Paris Agreement. Today, we Californians – creators of the world’s sixth largest economy – have taken unequivocal control of our state’s future.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SB 2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act – the top priority bill in Sen. Toni Atkins’ 2017 legislative package – cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today lauded the Senate’s passage of SB 106, a budget trailer bill that includes an expansion of California’s Earned Income Tax Credit:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The California Senate today voted 27-12 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. SB 2 now moves on to the state Assembly for consideration.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Nine bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) have moved forward in the state Assembly:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), the joint authors of the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562), released this statement in response to the Assembly Rules Committee’s decision not to hear the bill before the July 14 legislative deadline:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the bill that U.S. Senate Republicans are proposing to replace the Affordable Care Act:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the passage of a 2017-18 state budget:

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today, the California Senate passed SB 562 – the Healthy California Act, legislation by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) that would create a universal, single-payer healthcare system in California. Atkins reacted with the following statement:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that enhance rights for transgender Californians passed today on the Senate floor.