Press Releases

March 01, 2021

LOS ANGELES - In response to the rise in hate crimes and attacks on Asian Americans in California and across the country, Senator Durazo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on Monday:

February 09, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights that would require private, for-profit detention facilities and prisons operating in California to uphold basic health and safety standards for people being detained in these facilities.

January 08, 2021

LOS ANGELES - In response to Governor Newsom's proposed state budget released this morning, Senator María Elena Durazo issued the following statement:

February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Last week, State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1190, which would enable all victims of violent crimes and their families to terminate a lease without penalty within 180 days of the crime having occurred.

February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1333 to create the California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit.

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: