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A 4th of July Message from Senator Janet Nguyen
July 3, 2018
Dear Friends: This 4th of July, I proudly join millions of Americans in celebrating the birth of a nation built on hope and opportunity. On this date in history our Founding Fathers chartered our path by declaring independence from tyranny. Since that fateful day, generations have come and gone,...
Senator Janet Nguyen Announces $10.6 Million in Grants for Garden Grove Schools
May 30, 2018
In her ongoing effort to bring funding for schools in the 34th Senate District, Senator Janet Nguyen is pleased to announce that she and her colleagues on the State Allocation Board (SAB) have unanimously approved the release of $10.6 million in seismic mitigation grants for two local schools to...
Senator Janet Nguyen Issues Statement in Response to Governor Brown's 'May Revise' Budget Proposal
May 14, 2018
Senator Janet Nguyen has issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s ‘May Revise’ Budget Proposal: “As Governor Brown delivers his updated plans for California’s spending, I commend him for prioritizing homeless and mental health assistance. In particular, I am pleased with...
Senator Janet Nguyen's “Love your Heart Day” Encourages Residents to Take Charge of their Health
May 10, 2018
(Garden Grove, CA) On Thursday afternoon, residents from throughout the Thirty-Fourth Senate District stopped by Senator Janet Nguyen’s District Office to participate in “Love Your Heart Day”. The free educational event provided residents with the opportunity to learn about new blood pressure...
Senator Janet Nguyen Honors Military Children with Statewide Resolution
April 27, 2018
Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that the California State Legislature has approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 116 (SCR 116) which declares April 2018 as the Month of the Military Child. SCR 116 specifically honors the more than 158,000 military children living in California whose...
9th Annual Central County Health Expo Continues to Serve as Health Safety Net for Residents
April 24, 2018
For the 9th consecutive year, residents and volunteers gathered at Concorde College in Garden Grove for the Central County Health Expo. The 5-hour event hosted by Senator Janet Nguyen, the Central County Foundation, Illumination Foundation, Serve the People and Lestonnac Free Clinic served hundreds...
Senator Janet Nguyen Co-Authors Bill to Increase Renter's Tax Credit
April 24, 2018
With the goal of alleviating some of the financial burden imposed by rising rents, Senator Janet Nguyen has co-authored Senate Bill 1182 (SB 1182) with Senator Steven Glazer to increase the California renter’s tax credit. SB 1182 would specifically increase the renter’s tax credit for single filers...
Senator Janet Nguyen Co-Authors Resolution Designating April 14th as Mendez v. Westminster School District Day
April 12, 2018
(Sacramento, CA) Senator Janet Nguyen was proud to honor the historic legacy of the Mendez family with Senate Concurrent Resolution 117 (SCR 117). SCR 117, co-authored by Senator Nguyen specifically establishes April 14, 2018 as Mendez v. Westminster School District Day and recognizes the...
Senator Janet Nguyen Announces $5.5 Million in Modernization Grants for Schools in the 34th Senate District
March 26, 2018
As a member of the State Allocation Board (SAB), Senator Janet Nguyen is pleased to announce that the SAB has unanimously approved the release of over $5.5 million in modernization grants for four local schools. The four schools receiving funding are Oak Middle School and Weaver Elementary School...
Senator Janet Nguyen Honors Community Advocate Adela Montañez as 2018 Woman of the Year
March 16, 2018
In a ceremony on the floor of the California State Senate, Senator Janet Nguyen was proud to recognize Adela Montañez as the Thirty-Fourth Senate District’s 2018 Woman of the Year. Adela Montañez, a resident of Anaheim, is a Community Advocate Coordinator for Latino Health Access (LHA) who has...
Senator Janet Nguyen Receives 'A' Rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for the Third Consecutive Year
December 14, 2017
In recognition of her advocacy on behalf of California taxpayers, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) has given her an "A" rating on their 2017 Legislative Report Card. The HJTA Legislative Report Card is an annual rating card that measures...
Senator Janet Nguyen Announces Grant for Bolsa Chica Watershed Plan
December 8, 2017
California State Senator Janet Nguyen is pleased to announce the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a $282,492 grant for the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. The grant fund comes from the voter approved Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1)...
End of Year Legislative Update from the Desk of Senator Janet Nguyen
December 4, 2017
Dear Friends: As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, it is with great pride that I write to reflect on the last 12 months of achievements in the Thirty-Fourth Senate District. From legislative victories on the Senate floor to successful community outreach, 2017 was an eventful year. As an office...
Senator Janet Nguyen Receives Top Rating from California Police Chiefs Association
November 29, 2017
In recognition of her efforts to enhance the public safety of California’s more than 39 million residents, the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) has given Senator Janet Nguyen a “100%” rating on their 2017 Legislative Scorecard. The CPCA Legislative Scorecard is an annual report that...
Thanksgiving Message from Senator Janet Nguyen
November 22, 2017
As you gather around your dinner table this Thanksgiving, I would like wish you a joyous celebration.
A Veterans Day Message from the Desk of Senator Janet Nguyen
November 10, 2017
Of all the commemorative holidays that we celebrate together as Americans, Veterans Day carries with it a personal significance. On this day, I am not only reminded of the millions of brave men and women who have valiantly served in our armed forces; I am also moved by the memories of my family’s...
Senator Janet Nguyen Provides Residents With Free Flu Shots
September 27, 2017
On Sunday September 24th and Wednesday September 27th, Senator Janet Nguyen hosted free flu vaccination events for the community. Thanks to these events, more than 500 residents, among them children, adults and seniors, were able to protect themselves against the potential threat of the flu virus...
Senator Janet Nguyen Announces Modernization Grant for Santa Ana's Kenneth E. Mitchell Child Development Center
September 14, 2017
As a member of the State Allocation Board (SAB), State Senator Janet Nguyen is pleased to announce that the SAB has released funds for a $3.2 million modernization grant for the Kenneth E. Mitchell Child Development Center (CDC) in Santa Ana. Funding for the $3.2 million grant comes from...
Senator Janet Nguyen and Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates Announce Constitutional Amendment to Preserve Taxpayer Protections on Local Tax Initiatives
September 14, 2017
In defense of California taxpayers, State Senator Janet Nguyen today announced that she has introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA 15) to preserve taxpayer protections that were approved by voters in 1996 through Proposition 218. A recent court decision has opened the door for tax...
Senator Janet Nguyen Offers Residents An Opportunity to Get Free Flu Shots on Sunday, September 24th & Wednesday, September 27th
September 13, 2017
In response to a higher than usual number of Summer flu cases, Senator Janet Nguyen is offering free flu shots before the start of the Fall flu season. The free flu shots will be available on Sunday, September 24th at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Westminster from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m...
Senator Janet Nguyen and GO-Biz Invite Businesses to Tax Credit Workshop on December 14th
December 5, 2016
For the second time this year, Senator Janet Nguyen is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to present a free “California Competes Tax Credit Workshop.”
Thanksgiving Message from Senator Janet Nguyen
November 23, 2016
Dear Friends: On this special Thanksgiving holiday, families throughout the state will unite in gratitude for the many blessings in their lives. Personally, I will be thankful for my parents who taught me to pursue my dreams, my husband and children who are the foundation of my life and my...
A Veterans Day Message from Senator Nguyen
November 10, 2016
Dear Friends: Great courage, boundless devotion and selfless sacrifice, these are the three main characteristics that come to mind when I think about our Veterans; those brave servicemen and women who have fought for our country in all corners of the world. As a member of a military family,...
Senator Janet Nguyen Joins Lawmakers to Demand Department of Defense Immediately Halt Collection of Enlistment Bonuses Given to California Guardsmen and Veterans
October 25, 2016
As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Governor’s Military Council, Senator Janet Nguyen is relaying the sentiments of servicemembers and residents throughout California by condemning the Department of Defense’s (DoD) retrieval of bonuses paid to nearly 10,000 California National...
Senator Janet Nguyen and State Controller Betty Yee Announce Return of Property Tax Postponement Program
October 3, 2016
Senator Janet Nguyen and State Controller Betty Yee are pleased to announce the return of the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program. The PTP, which was suspended due to budget cuts in 2009, provides California’s senior and disabled homeowners an important fallback taxpayer protection tool...
California to Expand Property Tax Exemption Eligibility for Disabled Veterans
September 30, 2016
An advocate for Veterans, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1458, authored by Senator Pat Bates and coauthored by Senator Nguyen. This new law expands eligibility for the Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Exemption (Disabled Veteran’s Exemption...
California to Require State and Local Governments to Purchase Flags Manufactured in the United States
September 27, 2016
Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1012 (SB 1012) into law requiring State and all local governments to purchase United States and California flags from American manufacturers in the United States.
Senator Janet Nguyen Announces Important New Tax Exemption Law For Seniors
September 23, 2016
Next year, senior citizens will find that filing their taxes will become easier thanks to the passage of AB 1891, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh and coauthored by Senator Janet Nguyen. This new law maintains that once an individual has turned 65 years old, and a school district has previously exempted them from a parcel tax, the district must continue to grant that exemption for as long as the senior is eligible.
Senator Janet Nguyen Presents $5,000 Check to Support DeMille Elementary School's Vietnamese Language Dual Immersion Program
September 20, 2016
As parents gathered for Back to School Night at DeMille Elementary in the City of Westminster, State Senator Janet Nguyen joined the festivities to present a $5,000 check on behalf of the Barona Tribe of Mission Indians. This education grant will support the school’s Vietnamese Language Dual...
2015-2016 Legislative Round-Up -- Final
September 13, 2016
Dear Friends: After a very intense end of session that took us well past 1:00 a.m., the 2015-2016 Legislative Session finally came to a close on Wednesday, August 31st. As we had expected, the last day of session brought an avalanche of bills and passionate debates; it also brought a few sad...
A Thanksgiving Message from Senator Janet Nguyen
November 25, 2015
As we gather with our families and loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, it gives me an opportunity to share how grateful I am to be your State Senator and to be back in the District full-time after a busy legislative session. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with the residents of the Thirty-Fourth District and to witness first-hand how giving and dedicated many of you are to the well-being of our communities.
Senator Janet Nguyen and Golden State Water Company Distribute One-Hundred Turkeys for 'Operation Gobble'
November 20, 2015
The spirit of Thanksgiving took center stage on Friday morning as California State Senator Janet Nguyen distributed one-hundred turkeys to four Orange County community organizations. The turkeys, provided by the Golden State Water Company, will be redistributed by the organizations to residents in...
Senator Janet Nguyen Receives Highest Possible Rating for Defending California Taxpayers
November 13, 2015
The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) released its 2015 Legislative Voting Record and Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that she received the highest possible rating of 100% for her defense of California taxpayers. The association’s annual measurement provides California taxpayers...
Senator Janet Nguyen Receives 'A' Rating from Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
November 2, 2015
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) released its 2015 Legislative Report Card and Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that she was recognized with an “A” rating for her efforts to protect California’s taxpayers. The HJTA Legislative Report Card is an annual rating card that...
Senator Janet Nguyen Meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Discuss Efforts to Promote Kindness and Human Rights
October 1, 2015
On Tuesday morning in Rochester, Minnesota, Senator Janet Nguyen had the distinct privilege of meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama for the second time this year. Among the many topics of discussion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Senator Nguyen discussed her efforts to promote kindness in California and human rights in Vietnam.
Senator Janet Nguyen Named 2015 Rodel Fellow By Aspen Institute
September 3, 2015
California State Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that she has been selected by the Aspen Institute as a 2015 Rodel Fellow. In this capacity, Senator Nguyen will participate in a public leadership program that nurtures bipartisanship, political civility, and the ideals of democracy...
Senator Janet Nguyen's Legislation Eliminating Tax Liability on Forgiven Corinthian College Student Loan Debt Moves Forward
September 2, 2015
In an effort to aid more than 13,000 California students, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that the California State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). The bill seeks to eliminate state income tax liability on forgiven student loans for former Corinthian College...
Senator Janet Nguyen and Santa Ana Residents Walk for Wellness
July 30, 2015
Senator Janet Nguyen joined one hundred eager Santa Ana residents who woke up bright and early to participate in the Wellness Corridor event. With the vision of encouraging healthy lifestyles, the event began in the parking lot of Latino Health Access where residents warmed-up before embarking on a...
Acts of Kindness
July 16, 2015
To celebrate this resolution and promote kindness, Senator Nguyen launched the “Acts of Kindness” campaign on July 12, 2015 in collaboration with the Orange County Food Bank and local community partners.
Senator Janet Nguyen Joins His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a Special Guest at his 80th Birthday Celebration
July 8, 2015
Upon the occasion of the 80th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Senator Janet Nguyen was pleased to attend an invitation-only, VIP birthday luncheon held today at the University of California, Irvine. Senator Nguyen was honored to be selected to sit at the head table with His Holiness and...
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