Press Release

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

(Sacramento) – Two pieces of legislation, co-authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), are bringing California closer to the desperately needed restoration of the Salton Sea. One of the bills requires the Natural Resources Agency develop a 10-year plan to implement the Salton Sea restoration project. The other measure puts the Salton Sea Obligations Act of 2018 before the voters and, if approved, would authorize the sale of $500-million in general obligation bonds to get the process underway.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senator Hueso and Assemblymember Garcia’s Salton Sea Measures on Track to Fund and Implement the 10 yr. Salton Sea Management Plan

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Today, Chairman, Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) successfully ushered a critical Salton Sea bill package out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. These measures authored by Senator Hueso (D- Chula Vista) and Chairman Garcia would establish both a strategy and funding mechanism to mitigate air quality, public health and threats to ecological habitats surrounding the Salton Sea.


“California is stepping up its leadership. The clock is ticking, and our community can no longer wait. The Quantification Settlement Agreement, water transfer will sunset this year. The imminent public health and economic ramifications of exposed playa will devastate the entire state,” exclaimed Assemblymember Garcia.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

El Centro resident honored at 10th Annual California Veteran of Year Luncheon

(SACRAMENTO, CA.) – Today, State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia honored El Centro resident, Kimberly “Kim” Kay Vincent as the 56th Assembly District’s 2017 Veteran of the Year.

Mrs. Vincent traveled to Sacramento to join honorees from across the State at the 10th Annual Veteran of the Year Luncheon and Award Ceremony.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

California Legislature Approves the 2017-2018 Budget


(SACRAMENTO, CA)—Today, the California State Legislature voted to approve the Budget Act of 2017. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) applauds investments to health, education, veteran resources, water infrastructure, parks and more.  


“I am proud that after months of collaboration my colleagues and I have come to a consensus and voted to approve our annual budget. I commend Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Governor Brown on their exemplary leadership which has resulted in a fair budget with $9.9 billion in total reserves.” 


“Today we celebrate significant wins for my district and other underserved areas throughout the state.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

California Air Resources Board Accepts Invitation to Participate

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, the new Joint Committee on Climate Change Policies (JCCCP) Chairman, Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will launch the first in a series of Informational and Oversight Hearings.


The hearing will be held this afternoon at 3pm in State Capitol, Room 127.  A livestream link will be available on the Cal Channel website:


Friday, June 2, 2017

Legislature Launches New Committee to Combat Climate Change


(SACRAMENTO, CA)— In the wake of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, California’s commitment to act on climate is stronger than ever. Yesterday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, (D-Coachella) Chairman of the California Legislature’s newly formed Joint Committee on Climate Change Policies (JCCCP), submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging greater transparency and collaboration with the legislature in the adoption of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – California is one step closer to closing the digital divide. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) Assembly Bill 1665, The Internet for All Now Act of 2017, has passed the Assembly and is now headed to the Senate. “This Internet for All Now Act aims to increase connectivity to the more than 5 million Californian residents stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide,” said Assemblymember Garcia.