Press Releases

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California State Assembly voted to approve Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 726, which would expand the eligibility of the Capital Investment Incentive Program (CIIP) to include opportunities for clean transportation projects. Garcia’s legislation aims to improve upon a program that is used by the County of Imperial to spur economic growth. After today’s success, AB 726 will now advance to the California State Senate.

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –  Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement in response to the counties of Riverside and Imperial moving into the orange tier and Governor Newsom’s announcement regarding the next steps of California’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery:

 

“As our district moves into the orange tier and the vaccine eligibility expands, we urge residents to remain cautious, observe public health guidelines, and get vaccinated. This encouraging progress is a testament to our community’s resolve, collaboration, and diligent efforts to administer vaccines and curb the spread of COVID-19. We must each continue doing our part to protect one another as restrictions lift and California prepares to fully reopen our economy. We have made this progress together, and we will get through this together, stronger than ever.”

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Theresa Mike, 2021 Woman of the Year

(Sacramento, CA) – As part of Women’s History Month celebrations, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to announce tribal leader and higher education advocate, Theresa Mike, as Woman of the Year for the 56th Assembly District.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Celebrate Agriculture Day Banner

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Yesterday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) rose to speak in support of Assembly House Resolution 28, which designated today, March 23, as California Agriculture Day. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Resilience,” in recognition of our farmers and farmworkers and their valiant efforts to keep food stocked in grocery stores and on family dining tables during a global pandemic. Garcia has released the following statement in honor of California Agriculture Day 2021:

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Governor Newsom at 2021 State of the State

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021 State of the State address:

 

“California’s leadership and determination continues to prevail despite the unprecedented challenges we have faced. I will continue working with our Governor to provide additional relief for residents and small businesses, make sure our region gets our fair share of vaccines, accelerate mass vaccination efforts in vulnerable areas like ours, and continue advancing equitable public policies that not only meet our immediate needs but put forward a strategic vision for our future.”

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 (Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement regarding the deadly Highway 115 car crash in Imperial County:

Monday, March 1, 2021

Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

(Sacramento, CA) – On Tuesday, March 2, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, has called a special informational hearing to discuss access to parks and open spaces in California. The hearing will evaluate the state’s outdoor recreational needs, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and ways to ensure safe and equitable access to parks and open spaces for all.