Senator Wiener speaking in committee in support of SB 179, which he is proud to be a joint author on along with Senator Toni Atkins.
Senator Wiener co-hosted a Town Hall in San Francisco along with Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting to discuss California's response to the federal government and what is being done in Sacramento to continue to push forward a progressive agenda. Melissa Caen of KPIX-CBS 5 moderated the event.
Senator Wiener adjourned Senate Session in honor of the late Gilbert Baker, activist and leader who created the Rainbow Flag in 1978, which became the international symbol for the LGBT community.
Senator Wiener joined Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) at a press conference prior to the first committee hearing for SB 149 -- the Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act -- which they are joint authoring. The bill requires the release of 5 years of tax returns in order for a presidential candidate to appear on the California primary ballot.
During a debate on Senate Resolution 26, which opposed the repealing of the Affordable Care Act, Senator Wiener spoke about how the repeal will harm the LGBT community.
Senator Wiener spoke in favor of SB 2 -- proposed by Senator Atkins -- to increase affordable housing funding, as well as the need to find ways to increase housing construction.
Senator Wiener joined the LGBT Caucus to oppose President Donald Trumps order to revoke protections for transgender children in schools.
Senator Wiener recently went on KTVU to discuss SB 384 -- the LOCAL Act, which allows local communities to extend alcohol service hours for bars and restaurants, if they chose.