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Leader Jones & Senator Becker Introduce Legislation Authorizing Psychedelic Medical Treatment

By   /  June 6, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Heal Our Heroes Act Will Help Veterans and First Responders Sacramento, CA – -Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) introduced the bipartisan “Heal Our Heroes Act” as Senate Bill 803, which creates a narrow pilot program for military veterans and first responders to access psilocybin or psilocyn for mental health […]

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Republican Leaders Jones and Gallagher Emphasize Support for Prop 47 Repeal

By   /  May 28, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA _ Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego) and Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement after California lawmakers approved several bills aimed at targeting retail theft without addressing Proposition 47, which is a major culprit of California’s current crime wave: “While the recent passage of a handful of bills […]

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California Senate Unanimously Passes Jones’s Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, & Enforcement Act

By   /  May 23, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SAFE Act has strong bipartisan support Sacramento, CA -Yesterday evening, the California Senate unanimously approved Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones’s (R-San Diego) bipartisan Senate Bill 1074, called the “Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act” (SAFE Act). Click here for SB 1074 the factsheet and here for more information about the bill and Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) issue. Thousands […]

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Leader Jones Selects Mostra Coffee “Small Business of the Year” For Senate District 40

By   /  May 20, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Jones also honors 10 “Top Small Businesses of SD 40” SCRIPPS RANCH, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) has named Mostra Coffee as the 2024 “Small Business of the Year” and recognized 10 “Top Small Businesses” of Senate District 40. “Mostra Coffee stands as a beacon of community spirit, not only for their exceptional coffee […]

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Senate Appropriations Unanimously Passes SAFE Act

By   /  May 17, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To protect communities from sexually violent predators Jones’s measure has strong bipartisan support Sacramento, CA – the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones’s (R-San Diego) bipartisan Senate Bill 1074, the “Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act” (SAFE Act). Click here for SB 1074 the factsheet and here for more information about the bill […]

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Leader Jones Exposes Chaos at the San Diego Border -Video

By   /  May 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Meanwhile, Newsom pushes forward with $5 billion healthcare expansion for illegal immigrants Sacramento, CA -oday, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) released a four-minute video exposing the dangerous failures of the Biden Administration’s open border policy in San Diego. The video also highlights the alarming fiscal irresponsibility of California Democrat politicians who are lavishing free healthcare for all illegal immigrants. Click […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Issues Statement on Approval of New $24.15 Electricity Charge

By   /  May 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -In response to Governor Newsom’s hand-selected members of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approving a new $24.15 fixed charge for SDG&E, PG&E, and SCE customers, Leader Jones issued the following statement: “It’s blatantly clear that Governor Newsom’s Public Utilities Commission is out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Californians. Their rubber-stamp approval […]

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Senate Energy Committee Rejects Cost of Living Reduction Act

By   /  April 25, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Measure by Jones would have pulled the plug on the new, proposed $24.15 fixed charge on electricity bills Sacramento, CA -Monday evening, Democrat members of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee rejected the Cost of Living Reduction Act, Senate Bill 1326, proposed by Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego). The measure had an […]

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Senate Public Safety Committee Rejects Bipartisan Solution to Clearing Inhumane Homeless Encampments

By   /  April 18, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Support ranged from a variety of stakeholders including Dr. Drew Pinsky, local government officials, and formerly homeless individuals Sacramento, CA -the Senate Public Safety Committee voted down Senate Bill 1011, a bipartisan measure to compassionately clear homeless encampments by Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas). Click here for more information on […]

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Tuesday At 9AM Senate Minority Leader Jones Senator Blakespear Bill -Compassionately Clear Homeless Encampments

By   /  April 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senate Minority Leader Jones and Senator Blakespear will present bipartisan bill to compassionately clear homeless encampments in Senate Public Safety Committee WHO?          Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) Senator Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas) Dr. Drew Pinsky, Internist and Addiction Medicine Specialist (video witness in support) John Franklin, Mayor of the City of Vista (witness in […]

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Sign the Petition to Clean Up our Streets

By   /  April 11, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

I’m taking bold and bipartisan action to help get people off the streets and connected with services and I need your help! I’m partnering with Democrat Senator Catherine Blakespear from Encinitas on a bipartisan measure to compassionately clear encampments. We are facing an uphill battle to get this bill passed in Sacramento. This is where I need your help. […]

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Leader Jones Speaks Out Against Newsom Appointees on Senate Floor

By   /  April 11, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Jones stands with Crime Victims Alliance in calling for overhaul at Board of Parole Sacramento, CA – enate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) spoke in strong opposition to all six of Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointees to the Board of Parole Hearings. Click here to watch Leader Jones’s statement on the Senate Floor. “Today’s Board of […]

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Audit Reveals Reasons For State Failures On Worsening Homelessness

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – The results of a state audit released today show the lack of accountability of billions of dollars thrown at the homeless crisis in California. Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) and Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) led the bipartisan effort to request the audit of homelessness spending. Under the Newsom Administration over the past five years, California has spent more […]

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Invitation – A Walk To Fight To Opioid Addiction

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sadly, far too many in our community have lost a loved one to addiction. Over 110,000 lives were lost to overdose last year alone. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences someone can endure. In 2017, our close family friends, the Webbers from Santee, lost their son Garrett Webber to a […]

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Senator Jones Selects Ginger Couvrette As “Woman of the Year” for Senate District 40

By   /  March 25, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) has named Ginger Couvrette as the 2024 “Woman of the Year” and recognized 10 “Distinguished Women” of Senate District 40. “Ginger’s unwavering dedication to community betterment shines through in every endeavor,” said Leader Jones. “From her pivotal roles in education and real estate to her extensive volunteer work and leadership positions, […]

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Senator Brian Jones Working for You!

By   /  March 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

As Senate Minority Leader, I have the privilege of not only leading the Republican Caucus, but also helping shape policy by serving on three very important committees: As your State Senator, it is critical for me to hear about your views on all bills that are moving through the legislature, including the ones that I […]

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Senator Jones Calls Panera Bread’s Exemption To Minimum Wage Law “Crony Capitalism”

By   /  February 29, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to news reports that Panera Bread was exempted from California’s new $20-an-hour minimum wage hike for fast food chains because of their franchise owner’s connections and campaign contributions to Governor Newsom: “Panera couldn’t afford Democrat lawmakers’ $20 minimum wage requirement for fast […]

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Nominate an Exceptional Woman In The Community!

By   /  February 22, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

One of the greatest privileges as your State Senator is recognizing outstanding leaders in the community. Every year, each Senator and Assemblymember selects a “Woman of Year” to recognize in honor of Women’s History Month, which occurs in March this year. I am currently looking for nominees of remarkable women in our community to honor as […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Introduces Cost Of Living Reduction Act

By   /  February 21, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Measure will pull the plug on unfair income-based utility charge Sacramento. CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) announces the introduction of the Cost of Living Reduction Act, Senate Bill 1326, which would repeal the unfair law authorizing an income-based charge on electrical bills. Click here for the bill’s fact sheet and here for the petition in support […]

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Leader Jones Commends Law Enforcement for Major Fentanyl Bust 

By   /  February 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the felony arrest of a fentanyl drug trafficker and seizure of 720,000 fentanyl pills in Alpine, located in Leader Jones’s district. “Today’s seizure of 720,000 fentanyl pills (158.5 pounds!) is a monumental victory for public safety. By removing these lethal substances […]

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