Press Releases

July 31, 2019

Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana) announced today that he has successfully secured $10 million in state budget funds to assist the Discovery Science Center of Orange County.  The funds will be utilized to assist the Science Center with the recent expansion and addition of new science exhibits and educational services.

July 30, 2019

Senate Bill 505 (SB 505) authored by Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana) was signed into law today by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill, sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla updates the filing requirements for Presidential candidates seeking to compete in California’s primary election. The law will take effect for the 2020 Presidential Primary.

July 30, 2019

Senate Bill 544 (SB 544) authored by Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana) was signed into law today by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The law will prohibit the State Bar from asking applicants to sign a medical waiver for a mental health history evaluation.

July 8, 2019

The cost of diapers is taxing on vulnerable young families, especially those dealing with poverty. Diaper Banks are beginning to emerge in progressive communities to help address that need.  Outside of food requests, diapers are probably another one of the biggest requests Food Banks receive.  Last year, four Food Banks in California successfully received State funding to establish Diaper Banks in their communities.

June 27, 2019

(Orange County, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, issued the following statement regarding the sentencing in Vietnam of American citizen Michael Nguyen to 12 years in prison.

June 21, 2019

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, announced today his introduction of Senate Bill 696 (SB 696), which would prohibit the name of a political party from including the terms “independent,” “decline to state,” or “no party preference” or any variation of those words.

June 19, 2019

(Annual Ceremony Recognizes La Casa Garcia; above photo with owner and founder Frank Garcia, and his wife and operator Silvia Garcia)

June 14, 2019

Democratic Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Santa Ana) has successfully secured several victories for the people of Orange County in this year’s California State Budget.  Senator Umberg has staunchly advocated the region’s priorities in the state legislature. This work has yielded initial investments in such areas as public safety, affordable housing, health and human services, education, business incentives, with more announcements to come.

Senator Umberg worked to secure the following local funding items:

 

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) releases the following statement in recognition of Vietnamese Veteran Armed Forces Day

June 14, 2019

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Santa Ana) releases the following statement in recognition of Vietnamese Veteran Armed Forces Day:

“It is my honor to recognize all Vietnamese-American residents of Orange County and beyond that celebrate this day in honor of those fought bravely for independence. On this solemn occasion, we remember the soldiers who had died bravely during the Vietnam War, honor veterans who are our friends, family, and neighbors, as well as those who continue to fight for freedom, democracy and human rights for Vietnam.”