Recent News in the 13th District

October 01, 2015

CBS SF Bay Area: alifornia may be about to get another first-of-its kind law that could dramatically change the way farm animals are treated.

September 30, 2015

NBC News: "I think the federal government should step up to the plate," said Jerry Hill, a California state senator who proposed legislation this year that would have postponed the installation of new fields until a comprehensive study was performed. "We want to know, 'Is this a product that is safe for our children, and protecting their health, or is it not?'"

September 27, 2015

Mercury News: PG&E's failure to take responsibility for burning down a neighborhood in San Bruno and killing eight people just keeps getting more outrageous.

September 22, 2015

Consumerist: Some 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. go into animal feed, primarily for the purpose of growth-promotion (or under the vague, confusing umbrella of “disease prevention”), a practice that researchers believe is contributing to the development of drug-resistant bacteria that sicken millions, and kill thousands, of Americans each year. California legislators recently passed a bill aimed at limiting the overuse of antibiotics on livestock and it’s now up to Governor Jerry Brown to decide whether or not to sign it.