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Alex is fighting to 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, making permanent the recent historic increases in the Child Tax Credit, and ensuring that we develop our workforce to boldly address the climate crisis.

Recent News

$277 million available to help with increased heating costs through HHS LIHEAP program WASHINGTON, D.C. — As California energy companies warn customers about significant rate increases in natural gas bills (as illustrated in this Los Angeles Times article), it’s clear that...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) celebrated President Biden signing into law a series of bills to restore Tribal stewardship of sacred federal lands and ensure that our federal land management laws respect Tribal sovereignty....
Padilla led legislation, funding priorities included in appropriations omnibus WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today announced he has secured over $428 million in federal funding for 200 projects across California. These projects were included in the bipartisan...
$277 million available to help with increased heating costs through HHS LIHEAP program WASHINGTON, D.C. — As California energy companies warn customers about significant rate increases in natural gas bills (as illustrated in this Los Angeles Times article), it’s clear that...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) celebrated President Biden signing into law a series of bills to restore Tribal stewardship of sacred federal lands and ensure that our federal land management laws respect Tribal sovereignty....
Padilla led legislation, funding priorities included in appropriations omnibus WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today announced he has secured over $428 million in federal funding for 200 projects across California. These projects were included in the bipartisan...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured $3.7 million in federal funding for three projects across Wine Country...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $23 million in federal funding for nine projects across Orange...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $31 million in federal funding for 17 projects across the...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $54 million in federal funding for 24 projects across the...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $63 million in federal funding for 22 projects across the...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $43.5 million in federal funding for 22 projects across the...
Funding will improve water quality, upgrade transit infrastructure, provide social support services, and expand educational programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that he secured over $48 million in federal funding for 18 projects across the...