Committees and Caucuses


Senator Cortese serves in the Senate Democratic Leadership:

  • Majority Whip, responsible for monitoring legislation and securing votes for legislation on the floor. 

Senator Cortese serves on the following Senate committees:

  • Senate Transportation Committee, Chair
  • Senate Ethics Committee, Chair
  • Senate Agriculture Committee
  • Senate Education Committee
  • Senate Housing Committee
  • Senate Insurance Committee
  • Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee
  • Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Joint Committee on Rules
  • Joint Legislative Audit Committee
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management

Senator Cortese serves on the following select committees:

  • Senate Select Committee on Mental Health and Addiction
  • Senate Select Committee on Student Success
  • Senate Select Committee on Bay Area Transit
  • Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission


Senator Cortese is a member of the following caucuses:

  • Technology and Innovation Caucus
  • Bay Area Caucus
  • Mental Health Caucus
  • Democratic Caucus
  • Outdoor Sporting Caucus
  • California Native American Legislative Caucus
  • Mental Health and Addiction Caucus
  • End Poverty Caucus 

Senator Cortese is a member of the following commissions: 

  • California Transportation Commission