Press Releases


Senator Dave Cortese joined colleagues on Sunday in calling on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to protect all the depositors of the former Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and to let those depositors access all their funds as soon as possible. A joint letter from State Senators to the FDIC can be found below. Senator Cortese also issued this statement:


Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) unveiled on Tuesday a 2023 legislative package that supports civil rights, housing, school safety, and other areas that will improve life in District 15 and across California. 


Students belonging to the West Valley-Mission Community College District would receive free tuition, books, transportation, technology, and other education-related fees under a bill introduced this week by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose).

A bill introduced Thursday by Senator Dave Cortese would stop insurance companies from enlisting out-of-state doctors to cancel medical treatment plans proposed by California doctor for workers’ compensation claims for certain patients.

WHAT: State Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) is hosting a press conference on Friday to announce the introduction of SB 629. The legislation would allow the West Valley-Mission Community College District to offer major discounts on education-related expenses to some students and free college for others —including tuition, books, transportation, and technology, and other related costs.

Schools would be banned from using a dangerous form of physical restraint against students under a bill introduced Tuesday by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose). SB 483 would prohibit the use of “prone restraint”, which physically or mechanically restrains students in a face down position. Unfortunately, prone restraint is often used on students with special needs.

School bus drivers, custodians, office workers and other classified employees would gain fairer due process rights under a bill introduced Monday by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose).

Senator Dave Cortese has introduced legislation to streamline the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and tighten housing standards to spur housing development across the state.