Press Releases

October 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – This week, Senator María Elena Durazo (D – Los Angeles) will lead a bi-partisan delegation to Mexico to survey the extensive social and economic ties between California and Mexico.

October 04, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 354, which extends the California DREAM Loan Program to UC and CSU graduate students.

September 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After meeting with Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) announced today that she will keep Senate Bill 29 in the Assembly with the commitment from him to work with the legislature to address the Medi-Cal expansion to low-income undocumented immigrants age

July 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz:

June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles), Chair of Senate Budget Subcommittee 4, issued the following statement on the budget passed by the Legislature today:

June 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) today issued the following statement regarding the California Legislature Conference Committee on the Budget:

June 05, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement on the results of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count:

“Homelessness is a chronic issue that requires massive local resources and services across all of California. In Los Angeles County, the number of people experiencing homelessness rose 12% from last year. These numbers are an overwhelming reminder that we must act more forcefully and comprehensively to end the homelessness epidemic...

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Senate Bill 29, legislation authored by Senator María Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles) which provides full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented young adults age 19-25 and seniors age 65 and over, regardless of immigration status.

May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee approved funding for the expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented young adults age 19-25 and seniors age 65 and over, effective January 1, 2020.

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government approved $108.4 million for 2020 Census outreach and communication efforts.