Press Releases

May 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, six of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’, O.D. (D-West Covina) bills were approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and will now advance to the Senate Floor for a vote by the entire Senate body. Among them is Senate Bill 17, which provides transparency on rising drug prices in California and is a step toward more affordable and accessible prescription drugs for everyone in the state.  

May 23, 2017

SCA 14 Changes the UC Board of Regents and the Office of the President

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment 14 that makes sweeping changes to the University of California (UC) Board of Regents and limits the budgetary autonomy of the UC Office of the President. 

May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Chair of the Senate Health Committee Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the passage of the federal legislation known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the House of Representatives today:

“Just when we thought we were safe.

“Minutes ago, Congressional Republicans passed a cobbled together plan to strip coverage from millions of Americans in order to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy few.  

April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the recent state audit of the University of California:

April 19, 2017

Senate Bill 17 now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Health Committee approved passage of Senate Bill 17, which provides transparency on rising drug prices in California, on a vote of 7-2.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), SB 17 is a first step towards more affordable and accessible prescription drugs for Californians.

April 18, 2017

Senate Bill 17 will be taken up on Wednesday afternoon in Senate Health Committee 

SACRAMENTOSenator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) will present his drug pricing transparency legislation on Wednesday, April 19 to the Senate Health Committee. Senate Bill 17 renews his efforts to shine a light on rising drug prices in California.

March 28, 2017

Join the Senate Health Leader, Budget Chair and Democratic Members of the CA Legislative Women's Caucus for a discussion on What's at Stake for Women's Health

SACRAMENTO – California has long embraced policies and programs that protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care. As a result, health outcomes have improved, public dollars have been saved, and teen birth and abortion rates in our state are at their lowest in decades.

March 23, 2017

Senator Hernandez recognizes the ACA accomplishments in California

SACRAMENTO – Chair of the Senate Health Committee Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the signing anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: 

March 22, 2017

Senator Hernandez to convene a Senate Health Committee Informational Hearing on Friday

Senator Hernandez to participate in a health care townhall on Saturday 

March 15, 2017

SB 17 shines a light on rising drug prices in California

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