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Rep. Levin To Help Pass Defense Bill Provisions For UC San Diego Projects

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) also Includes Levin’s Amendments to Improve Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Transition Assistance Program Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will vote for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes authorizations he requested for two national security projects at UC San Diego, two […]

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Celebrate California Native American Day With Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

We get to celebrate the 54th annual California Native American Day on 24th September this year!   In this time-honored tradition in the California Native American community, the historic and cultural contributions by California Native Americans to the state of California, and to the overall country, are celebrated and honored. The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of […]

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Democrats Protect Failed Unemployment Department…. Again

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Almost one year after Governor Newsom’s EDD “Strike Team” released findings on the failures of the Employment Development Department (EDD), legislative Democrats once again postponed an audit hearing that would have provided oversight to the state’s failed EDD. This critical hearing was originally scheduled for August 17, postponed to August 24, then again postponed to […]

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Sen. Bates Appointed to California Debt & Investment Advisory Commission

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The Senate Rules Committee led by Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to serve as a member of the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC). She will serve on the commission until January 1, 2023. “It is an honor to serve as a member of this […]

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Sen. Bates Applauds Fire Prevention Grants for San Diego & Orange Counties

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California. “California must do everything it can to reduce the risk of wildfires and I am encouraged by the bipartisan effort to provide fire prevention […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Funding Our Local Firefighters

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –Many can remember recent San Diego wildfire disasters, including the Cedar, Witch, Cocos, Guejito, and Lilac fires which devastated so much of this region. The North County Fire Protection District, Valley Center Fire Protection District and the Rincon Fire Department each serve communities with designated Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. Ensuring that these three rural […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-California Has An Affordability Crisis

By   /  September 16, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  –California is becoming even more expensive. The legislative session ended in Sacramento last Friday. Unfortunately, several bills were passed that could make our phone bills, lawn care, and driving more expensive. California continues to be one of the most unaffordable states in the nation trailing only slightly behind Hawaii and DC. California has the highest sales tax, income tax, and gas tax among all 50 states. The […]

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Rep. Levin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Schools

By   /  September 16, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Serving Military-Connected and Native American Students – Legislation Provides Funding for Schools like San Onofre Elementary and Mary Fay Elementary Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced the Advancing Toward Impact Aid Full Funding Act to fully fund the federal Impact Aid program, which supports K-12 public schools on federal […]

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Assemblymember  Waldron – Help For Homeowners

By   /  September 13, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –With the cost of living in California at an all-time high and the ongoing financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns, we all know someone who is struggling to make ends meet. The challenge can be greatest for retirees on a fixed income and those with disabilities that are unable to work. There is help available for […]

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Two of Senator Jones’s Measures Helping Kids Gain Final Legislative Approval

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Legislation would assist homeless students and help protect vulnerable kids from child labor traffickers Sacramento, CA –Two measures, authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), were both unanimously given final legislative approval by the California State Senate. Jones’s Senate Bill 400 would implement a recommendation from the State Auditor regarding the tracking and assisting of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Cancer Bill of Rights

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Assemblymember Marie Waldron– Approximately 187,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in our state, exceeded only by heart disease. Unfortunately, in many underserved areas there is a disconnect between recent medical advances and patient access to lifesaving quality care. There are hundreds of different types of cancer, requiring a vast […]

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Help To Prevent Suicide

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This month we focus on one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10-34. Ending your life is never the answer. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for […]

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Statement on CalChamber’s Appointment Of Jennifer Barrera as Next President & CEO

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former small business owner, issued the following statement after the California Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next President and CEO: “I am pleased that CalChamber has selected an outstanding leader in Jennifer Barrera to be its next President and CEO. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – A Train Wreck

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Reality is setting in for the high-speed rail project. Cost overruns, construction delays and false promises may have finally doomed the project. In 2008, voters passed Prop. 1A, a $9.5 billion bond measure to help finance high-speed rail. Promises included keeping costs under $40 billion, the state’s maximum investment would be […]

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Senator Bates -“Two Housing Bills Erode Local Democracy and Undermine Single-Family Neighborhoods”

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — The Times of San Diego published an op-ed from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) yesterday urging Californians to contact Governor Newsom to veto two housing bills: Senate Bills 9 and 10. Key excerpts of Senator Bates’ op-ed include: “Many Californians recognize that increasing the supply of new housing must be part of the solution because supply […]

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Rep. Levin Hits $5 Million Milestone In Savings for Constituents

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Casework Services in 2021 Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced his office has secured more than $5 million for constituents through casework services so far this year. The services include successful efforts to resolve issues with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), as well as cases involving […]

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Senator Jones Measure To Provide PPE To Social Workers Clears Legislature

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA — egislation authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to social workers was unanimously approved by the State Senate. Specifically, Jones’s Senate Bill 549 will guarantee that social workers, once declared essential workers during a state of emergency, will be given priority to receive health and safety equipment […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron Addresses Wildfire Crisis

By   /  September 1, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –: Today the Assembly Republican Wildfire Caucus held an open forum to discusssolutions to the Wildfire Crisis. This comes after the Assembly infamously cancelled a hearing onWildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency. As a result, Assemblymember Waldron and othermembers of the Wildfire Caucus hosted their own forum to bring transparency to this crisis.“We are […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights

By   /  August 30, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Approximately 187,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in our state, exceeded only by heart disease. Unfortunately, in many underserved areas there is a disconnect between recent medical advances and patient access to lifesaving quality care. There are hundreds of different types of cancer, […]

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Rep. Levin Statement on Camp Pendleton Marines Killed in Kabul

By   /  August 30, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul: “Chrissy and I are devastated as we learn more about the Marines from Camp Pendleton who were killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, and we are praying for their loved ones. […]

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