Press Releases

November 9, 2015

Placerville – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) was named the 2015 Senate Small Business Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association (CSBA) during an awards dinner at the organization’s annual Small Business Retreat. 

SunPower to host Thursday night's event highlighting volunteers in Alameda, Santa Clara counties
October 27, 2015

SAN JOSE -  State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will discuss the 2015 legislative session and honor local activists and volunteers throughout the 10th State Senate District during his annual State of the District Address and Awards Ceremony, at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 29 at SunPower, 77 Rio Robles in San Jose.

Warmer temperatures and increased risk of vector-borne diseases are some of the impacts affecting the region
October 16, 2015

Los Angeles – The state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee held its third regional hearing of the year on how local agencies are planning to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change today at the Ronald Reagan State Building.

“Obviously it’s a huge and complex topic and you have provided us with an important overview,” said Senator Bob Wieckowski, the committee’s chair, speaking to those who testified at the hearing. 

October 14, 2015

Los Angeles – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Environmental Quality Committee will hold the last of its regional hearings on climate change adaptation this Friday at the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles.  The hearing, “Southern California Regional Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change Impacts” will feature panelists from UCLA, USC, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, mosquito and vector control, and local organizations focusing on climate change.  It will be live streamed

The senator's legislation benefits low-income workers and aids consumers fighting abusive debt collectors
October 11, 2015

Sacramento – Two bills that are part of State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative to aid the working poor and protect the due process rights of consumers fighting debt collectors were signed into law today by California Governor Jerry Brown.  The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, were supported by a strong coalition of consumer, advocates, labor organizations, and legal aid clinics across the state, as well as Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and State Treasurer John Chiang.

Supported by environmentalists and the Little Hoover Commission, SB 246 will help California prepare for our changing climate
October 8, 2015

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 246 by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help California’s communities build resiliency to climate change impacts, including more frequent and intense heat waves, wildfires, floods, and droughts, which threaten the state’s air and water quality, public health, infrastructure, and economy.

Fremont Senator worked as an aide to Rep. Edwards in the 1980s
October 2, 2015

Fremont – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Representative Don Edwards at the age of 100. 

October 1, 2015

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to avoid lengthy demurrer proceedings and ease the congestion in California’s busy courtrooms.  The bill, SB 383, was supported by the California Defense Counsel, Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Judges Association.

September 23, 2015

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) office is holding satellite office hours for constituents throughout the 10th Senate District to meet and resolve issues involving state agencies.

“These satellite office hours will provide a way for people to meet in person with my staff to discuss problems they may be having with a state agency or any other information they need from the state of California,” Wieckowski said.  “Each week, there will be a satellite office open on a rotating basis in the 10th District.”

September 22, 2015

Merced – State and local government leaders and researchers outlined the many steps that are needed to improve air and water quality in the Central Valley and to assist the nation’s top agricultural region to better prepare for the impacts of climate change, during a hearing today of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee.