Press Releases

May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement today, after Governor Newsom released the details of the 2021 May Budget Revise:

May 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after Governor Newsom announced partial funding of her SB 559 – the State Water Resiliency Act – and the extension of drought emergency status to Fresno, Kern, Tulare and Kings Counties:

May 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) submitted a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting relief for the state’s vital fire protection, healthcare, utility, and other special districts that, unlike other areas of local government, have been uniquely excluded from access to COVID relief funding.

Hurtado– along with a bipartisan coalition of legislators –join the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and more than 700 individuals and organizations urging relief for special districts and the communities they support.  To view the letter, click here.

May 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) announced her appointment as Co-Chair of the Economic and Workforce Health Subcommittee of the Council of State Governments (CSG) 2021-22 Healthy States National Task Force.

May 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today questioned the Medical Board of California regarding their authority over licensed midwives and medical school accreditation process during this morning’s Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee Sunset Review.

May 4, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement about California’s drought, and the increasing risk of a food crisis:

“Urgent Action is needed in California to avert a global food crisis,” said Senator Hurtado. “The U.S. experienced a food crisis in 1974 when the drought, oil shortages and lack of crop yields created the perfect storm. History is repeating itself, only this time it could be much worse. California is responsible for over 400 commodities in Americas food supply chain, providing two-thirds of our nation’s fruits and nuts and one-third of its vegetables. Urgent actions include: investing in water infrastructure, identifying hunger spots across our state, and a closer look at our land use.”

April 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today issued the following statement after her legislation, Senate Bill 84 –the Orphan Wells Equity and Remediation Act – was approved by the Senate by a 31-3 vote:

April 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Tonight, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s State of the Union Address:

April 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement today after her bill, SB 492—the Maternal Outcome Measures “M.O.M.” Act—was approved by the Senate Health Committee on a bipartisan 11-0 vote:

April 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after her bill, SB 559—the State Water Resiliency Act of 2021—was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee by a 6-0 vote: