Press Releases

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. 

October 1, 2012

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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

June 28, 2012

Sacramento – Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., California State Senator and Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, applauded the Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. 

“This is a landmark decision that will put an end to unnecessary delay and allow us to deliver on the promise of this historic law by expanding health coverage to millions of uninsured Californians” said Hernandez.

June 11, 2012

Immediate Release

Janet Chin, Communications Director  (626)430-2499

24th Senate District Honors the California Small Business Owner of the Year--James "Jimmy" Wang of CH Auto (Rosemead, CA)

May 31, 2012

For Immediate Release             

May 31st, 2012