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Press Release

Friday, February 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that will help protect California’s precious water supply and ensure the vitality of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by requiring more legislative oversight and public scrutiny of the state’s twin-tunnels project known as WaterFix.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a bill today that will assist in wildfire prevention and response by making homes safer.

“Creating a buffer around your home is a critical line of defense against the kind of devastation we’ve seen in California over the past few years,” Sen. Dodd said. “It can literally make the difference between life and death. My bill will educate the public and local government about the importance of creating defensible spaces to help families prevent wildfire damage.”

Press Release

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to the bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.:

Press Release

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today ensuring low-income college students have reliable access to food through the Cal Fresh program.

“Students shouldn’t be forced to make the heartbreaking choice between getting an education and eating,” Sen. Dodd said. “Hunger is a serious problem on college campuses across the state and my bill takes an important step toward putting food on the table.”

Press Release

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on the Cal Fire finding that the 2017 Tubbs fire was caused by a private electric line and not PG&E utility equipment:

“This underscores the idea that we all have a role to play in wildfire prevention,” Sen. Bill Dodd said. “Regardless, it doesn’t negate the systemwide issues plaguing PG&E and the need for change in its leadership and culture. Afterall, Cal Fire previously found PG&E responsible for over a dozen Northern California wildfires and the cause of others remains under investigation.”


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

Here’s to a happy and healthy new year! I recently introduced bills to make fixing roads faster and cheaper and to safeguard our precious waterways.

Press Release

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has introduced legislation that would reduce the cost of road, bridge, bicycle and pedestrian projects that use federal transportation funds, allowing more improvements with the same amount of money.

“My bill would streamline an often duplicative and bureaucratic process, making every transportation dollar count,” Sen. Dodd said. “We can use that savings to expand both the number and quality of projects, providing Californians with the good roads they deserve.”

Press Release

Monday, January 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following comment today on the announcement that PG&E would pursue bankruptcy protection:

“I’m disappointed that PG&E's hubris and mismanagement have led to this unfortunate point,” said Sen. Dodd. “While the CEO has resigned, there must be further change on the board of directors. Now, the Public Utility Commission’s priority must be to protect ratepayers and residents. And above all, PG&E must be held to safety mandates.”


In the News

Friday, January 11, 2019

DAVIS – Senator Bill Dodd issued the following statement today regarding the tragic death of Davis Police Department Officer Natalie Corona:

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following statement today about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 state budget, which includes an historic $81 billion investment in K-12 education, $1.4 billion to fund free community college and millions more for emergency readiness, response and recovery: