Press Releases

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.  

August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of  the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.  A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.

August 24, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.

Who:               Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates

Assemblage by Fremont artist and SB 789 bring awareness to need for water conservation efforts
June 25, 2015

Sacramento – Local artist Maureen A. Langenbach (Fremont) will add one more accolade to her illustrious and colorful career – a piece hanging in the State Capitol. “Don’t Let This Be The Last Drop” is an assemblage going on display on the Third Floor of the Capitol and will run through September 2016.

June 11, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has selected Porifera, Inc. ( as the Small Business of the Year in the Tenth Senate District.  The company was honored yesterday, along with several others from throughout California, during a celebration of small businesses in Sacramento.