Press Releases

INSPIRE: A Young Women's Leadership Day

February 6, 2013

On March 2, 2013, 7th-12th grade girls attending the Mountain View School District, El Monte City School District and the El Monte Union High School District will participate in "Inspire", a Young Women's Leadership Day.  The Young women from our community will have the opportunity to be inspired by local leaders who will share their secrets to success.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Maribel Garcia, Superintendent of the El Monte City School District. This Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 event will be held at the Grace T.

Senator Hernandez Introduces Health Care Reform Bills in Special Session

January 28, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

 Contact: Tim Valderrama
Office: (916) 651-2024 


Senator Hernandez Introduces Health Care Reform Bills in Special Session
Legislation Will Help Protect Consumers and Expand Coverage

Senator Hernandez Introduces Amendment to California Constitution

December 5, 2012

Senator Hernandez Calls for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Introduces Amendment to California Constitution


West Covina, CA --- State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. introduced an amendment to California’s Constitution this week, SCA 5, which would repeal those portions of Proposition 209 that prohibit the consideration of race in recruitment, admissions, and retention programs by state universities and colleges. 

Governor Signs Essential Health Benefits Bill

October 1, 2012

Governor Signs Essential Health Benefits Bill
California Gets Closer to ACA Implementation

Governor VETOES Historic Health Insurance Reform

September 30, 2012


Governor VETOES Historic Health Insurance Reform

Veto sets ACA implementation back in California

Historic legislation implementing some of the most transformative and popular provisions of the federal

Affordable Care Act (ACA) was vetoed today by Governor Brown. Authored by California State Senator

Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), the legislation would have finally ensured that Californians

purchasing health care coverage in the individual market would no longer be discriminated against or

denied coverage.

Victims of 2011 Windstorm Damage Get Tax Relief

September 7, 2012


Sacramento—Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1544, the Windstorm Tax Relief bill authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D (D-West Covina). This bill provides tax relief to individuals and businesses who suffered damages as a result of last year’s windstorms. 

Senator Hernandez ACA Implementation Bills Go to Governor

August 29, 2012

Sacramento – Landmark legislation implementing the federal Affordable Care Act was approved by the California State Senate and sent to the Governor today. Authored by California State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), the legislation establishes minimum health benefits and provides important consumer protections for all Californians purchasing health insurance.

Low Cost Health Plan for Working Californians Stalls in Assembly

August 16, 2012

Sacramento, CA – Legislation by California State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D– West Covina) which would extend affordable, quality healthcare coverage to nearly one million low-income Californians at no additional cost to state taxpayers was blocked today by members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, despite the fact that the bill would actually save the state money.

Senator Hernandez to Guest Speak at Girl Scouts Imagine: Your STEM Future

July 5, 2012

  

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and AT&T Team up In National Initiative to Help Advance Underserved High School Girls In Science and Engineering


What: “IMAGINE: Your STEM Future” and having a career in the science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM). Well this is exactly what the young women of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles will soon explore.

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