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Assemblymembe Waldron – Your Mental Health

By   /  August 3, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  –As a member of the Assembly Committee on Health, promoting mental health for all has been one of my primary focuses as your State Representative. With our busy and sometimes overwhelming lives, it is important to take time to focus on your own mental well-being. Talking about it to a trusted person, or […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -We Have Water; Not the Will

By   /  August 3, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Droughts are a fact of life in California and shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Yet somehow we don’t seem capable of preparing for them. We are now in the second year of severe drought, and much of California’s agriculture, especially in the Central Valley, is facing devastation. The State Water […]

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Senator Jones Skyrockets As Democrat Leaders Abandon Law-abiding Families

By   /  July 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Democrat politicians are letting violent criminals out early, lowering crime penalties, and cutting police budgets.” Sacramento, CA — tate Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today released the latest edition of his acclaimed “Are You Kidding Me?” (AYKM) video series questioning government actions and decisions that just don’t make any sense.Today’s AYKM discusses rising crime in California […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Fund Wildfire Prevention

By   /  July 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Wildfire season is picking up in California and as the state awaits promised resources and funding, thousands of acres continue to burn every day. Vegetation clearance and forest management are critical in preventing wildfires. As your State Representative, advocating for additional funding for wildfire prevention programs remains one of my top priorities! Unfortunately, the Governor has largely […]

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Rep. Levin Introduces Bill Allowing Veterans to Capitalize on Energy Efficient Homes

By   /  July 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced his introduction of the Veteran Home Energy Savings Act, a bill to strengthen veterans’ ability to purchase homes by factoring their energy efficiency savings into the lending process. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires lenders participating in the VA Home Loan program to consider if […]

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Reps. Levin & Moore Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Veterans’ Clothing Allowance

By   /  July 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Barry Moore (R-AL) introduced the Mark O’Brien Clothing Allowance Improvement Act, a bipartisan bill to help veterans replace clothing that is routinely damaged by prosthetics, orthopedic devices, or skin medicines that they need as a result of active-duty injuries. A fact sheet on the bill is available here. The […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Funding for Childcare and Youth

By   /  July 27, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Marie Waldron The CA 2021/22 budget passed last month, but a series of “trailer bills” to fund specific programs passed on July 15. Many of these were policy priorities for myself and for my caucus. Programs receiving funding ranged from foster youth to childcare and development programs, to housing and homelessness. Specifically, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Resources to Help Finding a Job

By   /  July 27, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –As California reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Californians are returning to work. For many, finding work remains a challenge. Unemployed workers collecting unemployment benefits from the Employment Development Department are now once again required to search for work in order to continue receiving benefits. According to the most recent employment data for the State of California, […]

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California taxpayers OK’d Reservoir Funds

By   /  July 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

. Why is Newsom avoiding water storage projects?”Senator Jim Nielsen, Special to the Sacramento Bee  When it comes to spending on water infrastructure to enhance water supply, protect farmers’ livelihoods and provide safe and affordable drinking water to California’s nearly 40 million residents, this state has flubbed it repeatedly. Californians desperately need Gov. Gavin Newsom to […]

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Reps. Levin & Colleagues Announce Reintroduction of Bipartisan Legislation

By   /  July 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To Improve Access to Veterans’ Services Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) reintroduced the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize federal funding for county veterans service officers (CVSOs) who are often the best resource to help veterans and […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Public Safety for All

By   /  July 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –According to a recent report from the FBI, 2020 had the highest rate of violent crime in California since 2007, including a 31% increase in homicides. Public safety should be our top priority, but we’ve been moving in the wrong direction. In California, 28% of homicides last year were gang-related, and seven-percent were the result of domestic violence. Murders in San Diego […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Broadband Internet for Unserved Rural Areas

By   /  July 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Access to the internet has become a critical part of everyday life, something many Californians take for granted. But usable broadband service has been unavailable for many. Over 670,000 Californians do not have access to a high-speed broadband connection, including 30% of rural households and 24% of homes located on tribal lands. […]

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Reps. Mike Levin & Rodney Davis -Spent Nuclear Fuel Challenges

By   /  July 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Announcing New Congressional Caucus on Spent Nuclear Fuel Challenges Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) will host a press call on Wednesday announcing the formation of their Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of House members who will drive progress on the safe storage, transportation, and disposal […]

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San Vicente Energy Storage Facility Powers Ahead With $18M Boost

By   /  July 17, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State budget supports major local plan to generate clean, on-demand energy July, 2021 – A large-scale renewable energy project proposed jointly by the City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority received $18 million in the state budget signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, enough to advance the San Vicente Energy […]

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Rep. Mike Levin Secures More Than $22 Million In House Appropriations Legislation for Projects in CA-49

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

Funding Would Help Secure Coastal Bluffs, Provide Oceanside Police with Dash Cameras, Develop New Homeless Shelter and More Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that he secured more than $22 million in House appropriations legislation for nine projects in North County San Diego and South Orange County. Funding for three projects would […]

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Rep. Mike Levin Honors Revered Local Principal As Constituent Of The Month

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

Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local principal and Solana Beach resident Julie Parker is the July Constituent of the Month. Principal Parker is an educator and administrator with 34 years of experience, and after spending the last 26 years as a cherished part of the Cardiff School, she now begins […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -CA Homicides on the Rise

By   /  July 12, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — According to a report by the FBI, 2020 was the deadliest year in California since 2007, with homicides increasing by 31%. Public safety should be our priority, but we’ve been moving in the wrong direction. In California, 28% of homicides last year were gang-related, seven percent were the result of domestic violence.  Minority […]

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Assembly Approves Bill To Name Highway After Firefighting Legend Bill Clayton

By   /  July 8, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California State Assembly today unanimously approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to designate a portion of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad as the “CAL FIRE Chief William R. Clayton Memorial Highway.” With the Senate previously approving SCR 12, it will soon become law as it does not need Governor Newsom’s […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Water for Tribal Government

By   /  July 5, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In the late 1800s, the federal government granted San Luis Rey River water rights to the cities of Vista and Escondido, depriving local tribes of water they had used for thousands of years. In essence, allocating the water rights twice.  According to Bo Mazzetti, Rincon Tribal Chairman, “The cattle were dying. The […]

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Congressman Mike Levin Visiting TrueCare In Oceanside

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

Oceanside, CA –Congressman Mike Levin visiting TrueCare on July 7 to support quality healthcare for North San Diego residents U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) is visiting TrueCare to see firsthand the value and quality of care the Community Healthcare Centers provide to the community, many of whom are underinsured, or have no medical insurance. WHY: […]

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