Press Releases

June 12, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) and Assemblymember Tyler Diep (R-Westminster), released the below statement regarding the reopening of nail salons in California. In the last few weeks, Senator Umberg and Assemblymember Diep formed a bipartisan coalition of eight legislators representing Orange County engaged in discussions with the office of Governor Gavin Newsom on this subject. The legislators formalized their request in a letter to the governor earlier this week. Earlier today, the Governor announced the reopening of nail salons effective June 19th.

June 12, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, presented Assembly Bill 860 (AB 860) as Joint Author on the Senate Floor. The bill passed the Senate floor with bipartisan support; a vote of 31 to 7. The bill will next be heard in the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting.

June 6, 2020

 

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Santa Ana) released the following statement on the commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the date in history during World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.

June 3, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Executive Order N-67-20, the second executive order issued to prepare for the administration of California’s November 3, 2020 General Election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the order, county elections officials will be required to offer a minimum of one in-person voting location for every 10,000 registered voters beginning October 31, the Saturday before Election Day.

May 13, 2020

 

Orange County, CA - Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Orange County) released the following statement following the Irvine City Council’s approval of the voter initiative for a site for the Orange County veterans cemetery located on part of the former El Toro Marine base, and known as ARDA.

May 8, 2020

 

Orange County, CA - Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Santa Ana) issued a letter to the Orange County Board of Supervisors calling on them to put partisan posturing aside and fight side-by-side with state representatives to better ensure a fair share of the state’s resources in light of the current unprecedented global challenge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, state representatives of the Orange County delegation are working with Sacramento to secure necessary resources to protect public health and safely and reopen our economy.

May 6, 2020

 

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Orange County), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting,  announced legislation to protect public health and voting rights amid concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic before the 2020 General Election.

April 16, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO – Senate pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) announced today the creation of a special committee on California’s COVID-19 emergency response, appointing Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) as a member of the critical committee.

April 13, 2020

 

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) released the following statement regarding the 2020 Census during the current state of emergency inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis. The statewide effort to count each California resident will directly impact the next 10 years, and beyond. Resident counts are used to determine federal funding allocations to local school districts and to determine how many electoral college votes each community gets, among other political and daily-life impacts.

 

April 7, 2020

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) debuted new legislation, in concert with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, and  San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan, to combat price gouging in the State of California during a declared state of emergency. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our state has seen countless examples of unscrupulous individuals using the crisis as an opportunity to turn a profit on essential goods and services. Senate Bill 1196 (SB 1196) will tighten California law to assist law enforcement officials in prosecuting instances of price gouging that are committed by new sellers during an emergency.