Press Releases

February 3, 2016

Sacramento - California stands to benefit from the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement reached in Paris, state senators said today during a hearing on the state’s cap and trade climate investments.

January 22, 2016

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a former Fremont City Council member and Vice Mayor, will present a state resolution honoring the City of Fremont’s 60th Anniversary and participate in a time capsule ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23 on Capitol Avenue between Fremont Boulevard and State Street. 

January 21, 2016

Sacramento - Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address.

January 7, 2016

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal.  The Governor’s budget can be found at www.ebudget.ca.gov.

“California has seen an amazing turnaround since emerging out of the Great Recession.  By making tough choices and confronting our big challenges, we have strengthened our finances and built up our reserves.  The Governor’s budget continues this trend and makes crucial investments in key programs. 

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 http://senv.senate.ca.gov/informa

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.

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