Press Releases

February 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee appointed Cara N. Dessert to the Healthy California for All Commission during its hearing today. As Chair of the California Senate Rules Committee, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), who recommended Dessert to serve on the commission, issued the following statement:

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement about SB/AB 86, legislation that would provide more than $6 billion to help California schools re-open campuses and aid with learning recovery:

February 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding calls to reopen youth sports:

 

February 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) announced the following leadership and committee appointments today. The committee appointments are effective Monday, February 15, 2021.

 

Senate Democratic Caucus Leadership Team

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Majority Leader

Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Assistant Majority Leader

Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Caucus Chair 

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Majority Whip

January 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate confirmed Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) as the state’s Secretary of State in a 29-0 floor vote on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

The Senate Rules Committee confirmed Dr. Weber’s nomination during a hearing on Wednesday.

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) characterized Dr. Weber as a principled leader whose morality, determination, and empathy make her the perfect leader for the constitutional office.

January 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee today confirmed Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) as California’s Secretary of State, sending the nomination to the Senate floor for a full vote on Thursday, January 28.

January 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding an agreement to extend California’s moratorium on evictions:

 

January 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), issued the following statement regarding the safety of the California State Capitol:

 

January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 state budget:

 

“The Governor’s formal budget proposal is an important marker in the California Legislature’s annual budget process, as we continue working to help Californians make it through this crisis and ensure our state’s fiscal stability. Once again I commend Governor Newsom for putting forth a responsible proposal for the Legislature to build upon.

January 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO— Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Golden State Stimulus and eviction moratorium extension: