Press Releases

SB 1120 protects patients from Artificial Intelligence by requiring physicians to make the final decisions on what kind of treatments patients receive rather than AI

SJR 14 calls on Congress to close the tax loophole that allowed LA Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani to avoid paying approximately $90 million in state taxes.

SACRAMENTO, CA–Today the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation approved SJR 14, authored by state Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park), which calls on Congress to close a loophole that allows Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani to potentially evade a $90 million in state taxes on his $700 million dollar contract by deferring his compensation.

SB 1254 (The FRESH Act) connects incarcerated individuals with vital services such as CalFresh and other resources prior to release in order to increase the success of re-entry

SB 1395 gives local governments the tools to fast track building interim housing and scale up efforts to bring people indoors and save lives 

Sacramento, CA—Today Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) joined San José Mayor Matt Mahan in introducing SB 1395, which addresses California’s housing and homeless needs by expanding access to interim housing. 

SB 1120 requires physicians to make the final decisions on what kind of treatments patients should receive rather than artificial intelligence

Sacramento, CA—Today, Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) announced legislation to develop battery manufacturing facilities for next generation batteries, while creating dependable, unionized manufacturing jobs. 

SB 1095 removes outdated legal barriers blocking Californians from switching their home appliances from gas to electric, making it easier for them to choose appliances that make their homes cozier, healthier and zero-emission.


Currently a pop-up museum, Becker’s investment will help solidify the preservation of Black History in San Mateo by providing money toward a permanent home for museum