Press Releases

Friday, January 8, 2021

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statements on Governor Gavin Newsom’s initial 2021-22 State Budget proposal:

 

“As California moves to combat this pandemic, rebuild our economy, and uplift our families and communities struggling to make ends meet, I thank Governor Newsom for presenting us with a balanced budget that strongly aligns with our legislative priorities. This plan includes a set of urgent policy action items to bring immediate pandemic relief to our small businesses, schools, and direct assistance to our most vulnerable families. This coming week, I will be returning to Sacramento and focusing all my energy to ensure that our district receives our fair share of these investments.”

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Garcia Coauthors SB 74, the Keep California Working Act

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia in Committee Room

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As part of concerted legislative efforts to support California small businesses, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to join Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) on Senate Bill 74, the Keep California Working Act. This measure would invest $2.6 billion in grants towards small businesses and employees experiencing financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Eduardo Garcia: “Our frontline workers should be at the front of the line.”

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia's (D-Coachella) first act of 2021-22 legislative session was to introduce legislation that would prioritize food supply workers, including farmworkers and grocery store workers, for vaccine distribution and access to rapid testing during a pandemic. AB 93 recognizes the importance of food supply workers and the increased risk they assume providing essential services for our communities.

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(Imperial, CA)— Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) applauds a $15 million Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) grant award for the Worthington La Luna affordable housing project in the City of Imperial.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

New state investment will increase energy efficiency, improve air quality, and bring economic development opportunities to the City of Coachella

Assemblymembere Eduardo Garcia presents Imperial Western Products with $2 M CEC Grant

(Coachella, CA) – On Thursday, October 29, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Imperial Western Products, and the City of Coachella held a check presentation ceremony to announce and celebrate a $2,117,678 grant from the California Energy Commission. This state grant will allow Imperial Western Products to construct a microgrid system to produce and store renewable electricity; building on the company’s industry record of environmental protection and conservation leadership. The project will provide increased energy reliability and local workforce development opportunities while reducing operating costs and GHG emissions at their Coachella facility.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Assemblymembere Eduardo Garcia honors George's Pizza

(Holtville, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to announce George’s Pizza, located in the City of Holtville, as the Small Business of the Year for the 56th California State Assembly District. The McClure/Estrada family-owned and operated restaurant that was originally established in 1991, has notably caught the attention of movie stars such as John Travolta, and continues to thrive as a valued Imperial Valley community partner.