Economic Opportunity

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) announced that seven universities, one nonprofit, and one startup in California will be receiving over $43 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support...
The bipartisan legislation will ensure artists receive compensation for use of their music on AM/FM radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the bipartisan American Music Fairness Act to ensure artists and music creators...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) questioned witnesses during a hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee entitled “Putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Work: The State and Local Perspectives.” During the hearing to examine state and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) announced that seven universities, one nonprofit, and one startup in California will be receiving over $43 million in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding will support...
The bipartisan legislation will ensure artists receive compensation for use of their music on AM/FM radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the bipartisan American Music Fairness Act to ensure artists and music creators...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) questioned witnesses during a hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee entitled “Putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Work: The State and Local Perspectives.” During the hearing to examine state and...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved California’s application for funding under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) for up to $1.1 billion, the largest funding amount that has...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced the Expanding Financial Access for Underserved Communities Act, legislation that will allow all federal credit unions to add underserved areas to their membership and ensure these communities are not left without access to financial...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the country continues its economic recovery from pandemic-era supply chain disruptions, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced legislation to ensure that truckers are compensated fairly for the hours that they are...
California is home to over 2.4 million union workers, accounting for 15.9 percent of wage and salary workers in the state WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) in reintroducing...
FEMA Administrator Criswell in June signaled openness to revising agency’s rule WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) today asked for an update from FEMA on its Individual Assistance program that provides funding to survivors...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) congratulated the Fresno-Merced Future of Food Innovation (F3) Coalition as one of 21 national winners of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The coalition is led by the Central Valley Community Foundation...
FRESNO, CA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) was in the Central Valley today to meet with agricultural producers and tour Superior Almond Hulling in Cantua Creek. Padilla highlighted his work to strengthen California’s food supply chain and support the state’s agriculture industry. As...
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