Press Releases

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Californians came a step closer gaining more reliable and equitable access to high-speed internet service today when a key committee approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would greatly improve connectivity, especially for low-income and underserved communities, by removing local government roadblocks to the expansion of broadband service.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to an executive action from Gov. Gavin Newsom providing critical relief for small businesses including restaurants as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic:

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Facing a statewide drought that is rapidly draining reservoirs and agricultural supplies, the bipartisan California Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to streamline improvements to the state’s outdated central water delivery system.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With another potentially destructive wildfire season on the horizon, the California Senate has approved a pair of bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would enhance the state’s ability to prevent, prepare for and respond to future infernos.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would divert more solid waste from landfills by expanding the types of beverage containers that can be recycled and by improving bottle collection services.

“Bottle recycling rates have dropped sharply in California over the past decade,” Sen. Dodd said. “With my bill, we can turn that around and become a conservation leader once again. I thank my Senate colleagues for supporting this effort.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help hundreds of thousands of Californians who have fallen behind on their water bills and are at risk of being disconnected from water service.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced a resolution naming June as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month in recognition of a serious and growing crisis in California that has been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and members of the Senate Wildfire Working Group today unveiled a comprehensive legislative and budget package to address a growing wildfire crisis in California that has taken life and property with an average of 1.6 million acres burned each year.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will join fellow members of the Senate Wildfire Working Group in a virtual press conference Thursday to unveil a comprehensive wildfire preparedness and prevention bill package and discuss a landmark corresponding budget package -- all part the Senate’s Blueprint for a Fire Safe California. 

Sens. Mike McGuire and Susan Rubio co-chair the Wildfire Working Group, which includes Sens. Dodd, Henry Stern, Ben Allen, Monique Limón and Nancy Skinner as its members.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer:

“The tragic anniversary of George Floyd’s murder is a painful reminder of systemic racism in our country and the urgent need for police reform,” Sen. Dodd said. “We must work harder to end hate, ensure people of color are treated fairly by law enforcement and hold accountable those who violate their rights.”  

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