Virus and the Valley

Effective Collaboration Counts in CA

March 4, 2021

We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of when Coronavirus changed our lives. Together, we worked to curb the spread, while scientists developed safe and effective vaccines. The vaccine rollout is underway and expanding. Now it is time to work together to protect our teachers and staff, while safely getting our children back in school.

Virus and the Valley

Reaching Out With Resources

February 25, 2021

It has been a whirlwind of activity at the State Capitol this week, and I want to keep you updated.

I have introduced all of the bills I have planned for our Legislative Session. There are many priorities I am working to accomplish, and I am eager to keep you in the loop as the Legislative process progresses. From pet protections for homeless individuals to drought resiliency, and strengthening the path to home ownership, we are tackling issues that will impact our future in the Valley, and throughout California, for decades to come.

Press Releases

Majority Leader Hertzberg, Legislative Leaders Introduce New $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – This week, the Legislature joined with the Governor to announce a $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement that will deliver much-needed funding for those experiencing pandemic hardship throughout the State. To help ensure California regains economic stability, this stimulus package of immediate actions includes:

Press Releases

Majority Leader Hertzberg Introduces New Drought Resilient Communities Act

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) introduced new legislation to drastically improve drought preparedness for small and rural communities throughout California.


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May 14, 2020


About Senator Hertzberg

Senator Bob Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996.  He then served as the 64thSpeaker of the California State Assembly, unanimously elected by both parties in 2000 and 2001.

After his tenure as Speaker, Hertzberg set out to the private sector as a clean energy entrepreneur and in 2014, he returned to state government when he was again elected to represent nearly 1 million people in the San Fernando Valley in the California State Senate. This made Hertzberg one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate, where he now serves as Majority Leader.

Sacramento columnist, he is “an intense bundle of energy, an all-night negotiator.”

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