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Press Release

Tuesday, March 7 2017

Sacramento –  Yesterday Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a resolution in the State Senate calling for Congress to form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate any connections between President Donald Trump and Russia. This includes appointing a special prosecutor to investigate any connection between President Trump’s administration, presidential campaign, or his business empire, and the Russian government or related business interests.


Saturday, February 25 2017

I've received hundreds of calls and emails from constituents concerned about what repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would mean for their families. California has been a national leader in increasing health insurance coverage in recent years, so federal repeal efforts could have a significant impact on our state. This month I co-hosted healthcare town halls across our district to answer your questions and your hear concerns. If you have a question and were unable to attend, please watch this video.

Press Release

Tuesday, February 14 2017


SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced legislation on Tuesday to help preserve land and expand recreational opportunities in Solano County. The bill, which is co-authored by Assemblymembers Tim Grayson and Jim Frazier, authorizes the formation of a regional park district in Solano County.

In the News

Woodland Daily Democrat - 02/06/17, 11:53 AM PST

Monday, February 6 2017

SACRAMENTO –Two area lawmakers are forming what they call a “Legislative Delta Caucus” to advocate for the environmental and economic health of the Sacramento Delta.

“Ensuring a vibrant and sustainable Delta is critical for our region and the entire state,” said Dodd, who is co-chairman of the caucus. “I look forward to working closely with my fellow Delta Caucus members to protect and strengthen the Delta’s economy and environment. We will be fighting to protect this precious resource and region for our residents, visitors and wildlife.”

Press Release

Monday, February 6 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) partnered to introduce a pair of bills on Monday to support Napa County’s farmworker housing centers. The bills would allow grapegrowers to increase their annual self-imposed assessment that helps pay for local farmworker housing, while opening new state funding opportunities. 

Press Release

Tuesday, January 31 2017

SACRAMENTO –Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced new legislation to support public libraries by giving local communities more flexibility to approve library bonds. 

“Our public libraries provide critical services to our state, educating future generations, promoting lifelong learning and providing cultural enrichment,” said Senator Bill Dodd. “That’s why we need to empower local communities to better maintain and expand the accessibility and capacity at their public libraries.”

Press Release

Wednesday, January 11 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced a new bill to incorporate media literacy education into school curriculums. Media literacy is the ability to analyze and evaluate information consumed from various media outlets such as websites, social networking sites. television, and radio. Adolescents can spend up to nine hours a day absorbing media from these various sources. 

Press Release

Wednesday, December 21 2016
Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has been named as chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León.

Press Release

Monday, December 5 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced new legislation to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft. The introduction of this legislation comes following the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts. Dodd’s bill would help victims by eliminating the use of forced arbitration clauses in contracts that were fraudulently created. Such contracts prevent consumers from having their day in court to recover damages.

Press Release

Monday, September 26 2016

NAPA, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) urged Governor Jerry Brown this week to increase support for farmworker housing in the 2017-18 state budget.

“We need to support our farmworkers, and ensuring access to affordable housing in the communities they work is a crucial part of that,” said Assemblymember Dodd. “California’s agriculture is critical for our economy and preservation of open space and none of it would be possible without our hardworking farmworkers.”