Press Releases

December 28, 2017

Having built a reputation as a policy wonk during his time on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) entered his first year in the Legislature determined to pass significant bills on a host of hot button issues, from housing and entertainment to criminal justice reform and LGBT rights.

December 21, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on how California should respond to the massive corporate tax cut passed by the Republican-controlled Congress, paid for in part by increasing taxes on Californians:

December 14, 2017

San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced plans to introduce legislation to establish net neutrality protections in California after the Federal Communications Commission repealed national Net Neutrality regulations.  Senator Wiener will introduce the legislation in January, when the State Legislature returns for session in Sacramento.

December 12, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“I’m just floored that Mayor Lee is gone. I was sworn in as a member of the Board of Supervisors just days before Ed became Mayor of San Francisco, and I had the honor of working closely with him for the past 7 years. Just yesterday I held a press conference with him about a new recycling program. He was his normal jovial and friendly self.

December 7, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about Senator Toni Atkins, who will become the new President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in January:

December 7, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener issued the following statement after Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mark DeSaulnier sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission requesting that funding from Regional Measure 3, which is scheduled to go before the voters next year, be used on a “Southern Crossing” bridge south of the Bay Bridge:

December 1, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on World AIDS Day, which was first celebrated in 1988:

November 29, 2017

San Francisco – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) joined nightlife supporters, labor, community members, and business leaders to rally around support for a renewed effort to allow – but not require – cities to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (but not liquor stores) to as late as 4 a.m.

November 9, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos joined with current and former elected leaders to call for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass reasonable regulations that allow for adult use of cannabis to begin January 1, 2018 in San Francisco.