Press Releases

Cites ability to focus on transportation, housing, and climate change issues on key committee assignments
December 21, 2016

Today the California State Senate Leadership announced Senate Committee assignments for the 2016-2017. Senator Scott Wiener will serve on the following committees:

  • Human Services (Chair)
  • Transportation and Housing
  • Energy, Utilities, and Communications
  • Appropriations
  • Public Safety
In response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s unprecedented refusal to share basic information with American public, new bill will require that all presidential candidates release tax returns in order to appear on California ballot
December 19, 2016

Today California State Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire announced that they will be co-authoring legislation to require that any future presidential or vice-presidential candidate must make their tax returns public to appear on the California ballot. The two Senators are offering the legislation in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns to the American public, despite the fact that presidential candidates have been doing so voluntarily for decades.

Senate Bill 35 will streamline production of affordable housing and create more accountability to meet regional housing needs goals
December 9, 2016

On Tuesday, December 5th, Senator Wiener introduced Senate Bill 35, the Housing Affordability and Accountability bill, which will streamline the production of affordable housing and spur the construction of housing throughout California. Senate Bill 35 will remove local barriers to creating affordable housing, as well as barriers in jurisdictions failing to build housing needed to meet Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) goals. SB 35 includes a provision that all these requirements are subject to the payment of prevailing wages to workers building the housing.