Padilla, Takano Highlight Upcoming PACT Act Benefits Deadline

RIVERSIDE, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.-39), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, hosted a roundtable conversation with local veterans highlighting the Honoring our PACT Act, which expands Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to those exposed to toxic substances, ahead of the August 9th deadline for backdated compensation. Padilla and Takano were joined by local VA representatives to share […]

Padilla Supports Proposed Rules on Student Debt Relief Programs, Encourages Biden Admin to Further Strengthen Proposal

Senators applaud critical forward progress and outline further steps to strengthen the proposed regulations WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined 22 of his Senate colleagues in responding to the Department of Education’s proposed rules to expand and improve student debt relief programs. In a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, the Senators applauded the Department’s efforts to provide and […]

KTLA 5: Sen. Alex Padilla visits ports of L.A., Long Beach

By Mark Mester Senator Alex Padilla is touring the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday and highlighting the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress. Mark Mester talked to the senator about efforts to ease congestion at ports across the state. He reports for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 12, 2021. Read […]

NBC News: Sen. Alex Padilla wants voter registration to be done with tax prep

By Suzanne Gamboa Sen. Alex Padilla, a California Democrat, wants Americans to be more certain to register to vote by linking it with free tax preparation. Padilla is leading a push for the U.S. Treasury Department to provide voter registration services at federally funded centers that prepare taxes for low- to moderate-income people, disabled people […]