Press Releases


(Sacramento) – Making it easier and quicker to build the estimated 15,000 miles of new transmissions lines California will need in the next 30 years to modernize its power grid is the aim of SB 420 – The California Transmission Prioritization Act (CalTPA) – by Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo), the chairman of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy.

Becker’s New “Law Enforcement Communications

Transparency Act” Seeks To Restore 90+ Year Old California Policy

(Sacramento) – Police radio communications would once again be available to members of the media if SB 719, The Law Enforcement Communications Transparency Act, a new bill introduced by Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo) becomes law this year.

(Sacramento) – Funding workforce development projects with a proven track record of training workers for successful careers is the aim of SB 382, the California Workforce Pay for Success Act, by Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo).

(Sacramento) – The Bay Area Legislative Caucus (BALC) has chosen Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo) as its new vice-chairman to help lead the caucus for the 2023-24 legislative session.

Senator Becker Invites Folks To Talk Over Coffee At
Mazra Mediterranean Restaurant in San Bruno On February 16

SACRAMENTO – “We spent the last two years making a historic $54 billion investment to battle climate change. The proposed cuts and delays are concerning at a time when we should be accelerating our work, not tapping the brake pedal. As the chair of the budget subcommittee that will be reviewing these proposals, I’m committed to looking for ways to keep the climate change agenda moving forward.”

Instead Of Just Obeying Laws, Now’s Your Chance To Make One!

SACRAMENTO – As the January 20th deadline draws closer, time is running out for anyone who wants to enter Senator Josh Becker’s (D-Menlo Park) inaugural “There Oughta Be A Law” contest.

Subcommittee Helps Direct How & Where $10-$20 Billion In Climate Change, Wildfire Prevention, & Environmental Protection Dollars Will Be Spent

SACRAMENTO – “A fantastic opportunity to move the climate change agenda forward and a responsibility to protect the environmental gains we’ve made over the past several years.”  That’s how Senator Josh Becker (D-San Mateo) reacted to his appointment late Thursday to chair the Senate Budget Committee’s Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy.