Press Releases

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: 

 

January 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO— Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Equitable Recovery for California’s Business and Jobs Plan:

 

December 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement regarding Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s historic appointment as California Secretary of State:

 

December 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Given the critical need to address the housing crisis in California, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with colleagues Senators Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), today announced the ‘Building Opportunities for All’ Senate Housing Package, which includes six bills aimed at offering housing opportunities and solutions for Californians.

December 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced the Senate’s committee membership assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative session. 

 

Standing Committees

Agriculture

  • Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Chair
  • Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Vice Chair
  • Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas)
  • Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)
  • Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa)

 

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with her new and returning Senate colleagues, convened the 2021-22 legislative session today, with Atkins stating the Senate would continue to focus on COVID-19 prevention and response, economic relief and recovery, and chronic challenges facing California that have been made worse by the pandemic.

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the state’s COVID-19 efforts and the statewide implementation of a new exposure notification app developed in partnership with UC San Diego Health:

 

November 25, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement regarding modifications to the Senate’s organizational session scheduled for December 7, 2020, based on recent public health guidance: