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Alex is fighting to lower costs and make the American Dream a reality for all communities. He is committed to supporting a full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and proudly cast one of his first votes for the American Rescue Plan Act. Alex believes that a twenty-first century economy must meet the needs of working families—including by raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, restoring increases in the Child Tax Credit, and ensuring that we develop our workforce to boldly address the climate crisis. He voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act which is lowering costs for working families and delivering the largest investment to combat climate change by requiring large, profitable corporations to finally pay their fair share in taxes.

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Disaster Relief for Farm Workers Act to provide compensation for farm workers who lose out on work and pay due to extreme weather, public health emergencies, and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), as well as Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.-06) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.-12), applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) bipartisan legislation to strengthen tribal parity for the transfer of surplus federal property. The GSA Disposal Process Tribal Parity Act of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Disaster Relief for Farm Workers Act to provide compensation for farm workers who lose out on work and pay due to extreme weather, public health emergencies, and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), as well as Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.-06) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.-12), applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) bipartisan legislation to strengthen tribal parity for the transfer of surplus federal property. The GSA Disposal Process Tribal Parity Act of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Key provisions from U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) bill, which he co-led with Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.-33) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.-34), to support minority- and women-owned businesses were signed into law by President Joe Biden. The provisions...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla announced that he has cosponsored the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Extension Act, legislation that would provide the ACP with an additional $7 billion to ensure the program lasts through the 2024 calendar...
WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler (both D-Calif.), along with Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.-18), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, and Doris Matsui...
Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after the CHIPS Program Office announced it will not move forward with the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the construction, modernization, or expansion of semiconductor...
FY 24 Appropriations Package Passes Senate with Over $30 Million for 27 Community Projects Across California WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $30 million for 27 community projects across California in the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) advanced three bills that U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) led as part of the bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the first time...
Secures over $236 million for roadway connectivity infrastructure across California WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced $236.9 million in federal funding for 17 California projects to improve neighborhood connectivity, roadway infrastructure, and street safety. The announcement...
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