Press Releases

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s Community-Driven Lithium Bill Package Advances from Key Committees as More Lithium Valley Opportunities Come Together for Region

(Sacramento, CA) – On Wednesday, April 20, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) successfully advanced three Lithium Valley legislative proposals out of key Assembly committees. AB 2851, Lithium Valley Office of Development, and AB 2929, Lithium Production Report, passed in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, while the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment approved AB 2903, California Workforce Development Board Salton Sea Geothermal Equitable Access Program. These committee victories came as U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm conducted a visit to the Salton Sea region, and upon the heels of Controlled Thermal Resources and Satevolt’s announced plans to build a 54 GWh Gigafactory in Imperial County.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Votes on Early CA Budget Items to Bring Economic Relief to Small Businesses, Open Additional Testing Resources, and Extend COVID-19 Sick Leave

(Sacramento, CA) – On Monday, February 7, the California State Assembly voted to approve important early budget items, including those that would allocate additional pandemic testing resources, bring economic relief to small businesses, and extend COVID-19 sick leave for workers (SB 113, SB 114, SB 115, SB 116 and SB 117). Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) was proud to vote on these urgent pandemic-related action items and has released the following statement:

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Announces Over $44.2 Million In Prop 68 Dollars for Local Parks

(Coachella, CA) – After concerted legislative and local advocacy, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to announce over $44 million for parks throughout the 56th Assembly District. This momentous funding allocation for park projects in the Coachella Valley and Imperial County was made possible through Proposition 68, State of California Parks and Water Bond 2018, authored by Assemblymember Garcia (SB 5, 2017).

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Announces Over $1 Million in Grant Funding for Vital Imperial County Services and Pandemic Relief Programs

(Imperial, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is pleased to announce that Imperial County will be receiving a total of $1,142,301 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Community Development Block Grant Program, Coronavirus Response. These distributed funds would support the County of Imperial’s food voucher, and mortgage and utility payment programs as well as small business assistance, fire station repairs, and sanitation infrastructure for the City of Calexico.

California Policies Inspire Biden Zero-Emission Vehicle Push

(Sacramento, CA) - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) joins Governor Newsom in applauding the Biden Administration’s push to improve emission standards, smart fuel efficiency, and set a new national electric vehicle target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emission. The proposed standards are inspired by California’s landmark framework agreements.

Governor Newsom Signs Groundbreaking $6 Billion California Broadband For All Investment

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Newsom signed SB 156, California’s groundbreaking $6 billion broadband for all budget package. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), member of the Closing the Digital Divide Task Force, author of the 2017 Internet for All Now Act, and steadfast champion of legislative efforts to bridge the digital divide, has released the following statement: