Press Releases

Senator Thomas J. Umberg Authors 4 measures to Combat Fentanyl Deaths

March 1, 2023

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced today that he is prioritizing California’s fentanyl crisis in 2023 and has introduced 4 measures to help stem the explosion of fentanyl poisonings.

February 28, 2023

Santa Ana, CA – Senators Thomas Umberg, Josh Newman, and Dave Min issued the following statements today in response to the release of the California State Auditor’s Audit Report on the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA):

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana)

March 11, 2022

Senators Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County) and Bill Dodd (D – Napa) will be joined by former Senator and retired Superior Court Judge, Quentin L. Kopp, in Sonoma on Monday, March 14th to dedicate a portion of Highway 37 as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.

Amendments Allow for Study and Selection of Possible Anaheim Location

December 8, 2021

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) is debuting amendments to his Senate Bill (SB) 43, which pertains to the development of a Southern California Veterans Cemetery. SB 43, as introduced earlier this year, requires the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to work with local government entities in Orange County to develop a long-discussed cemetery and memorial in the area.  Amendments debuted today will allow CalVet to conduct a feasibility study to also consider additional property currently being discussed in the City of Anaheim.

October 3, 2021

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) – Earlier today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County) participated in an aerial investigation of an emerging oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach with the United States Coast Guard. Afterwards, he issued the statement below.

September 27, 2021

(WESTMINSTER, CA) – Earlier today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County) presented a check for $10 million to California schools at Cecil B. DeMille Elementary School in Westminster. The check represents statewide grant funding that is likely to be used by the Garden Grove Unified, Westminster, and Anaheim Union High School Districts to support their dual language immersion programs.

September 10, 2021

On Tuesday, September 7th, the California State Senate paused its busiest week of work to conduct its annual remembrance of 9/11.  Senator Umberg, a U.S. Army veteran who served three overseas tours, took the opportunity to remind Californians about the unending, dangerous, and often thankless work of many Afghanis and other allies to support the United States in the aftermath of 9/11 and to assist our troops on the ground in the months and years later. 

August 30, 2021

(Sacramento, CA) – This weekend, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) honored The Recess Room in Fountain Valley, as Small Business of the Year for the 34th Senate District.

August 27, 2021

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced today that a significant portion of his 2021 Legislative Package passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday and will advance to the Assembly Floor and the Governor’s Desk in the coming weeks. These five bills consist of measures pertaining to genetic data, veterans, court efficiencies, and substance abuse.

August 19, 2021

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) proudly announced tailored funding in this year’s state budget that will help address the unique and unprecedented challenges facing Orange County communities.  The state budget is a series of important funding and policy decisions voted on through several budget bills. In preparation for this round of negotiations, Senator Umberg collaborated with local and statewide leaders to deliver millions of dollars of relief to our communities.