Press Releases

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: 

 

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.