Los Angeles Times Podcast: Sen. Alex Padilla on how California can help the U.S.

By Staff Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | Google California’s junior U.S. senator, Alex Padilla, is used to making history. The son of Mexican immigrants was the youngest-ever president of the Los Angeles City Council, at age 26. He became California’s first Latino secretary of state in 2014. Then last winter, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Padilla to replace Kamala Harris

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Stars and Stripes: Legislation aims to clean up PFAS at military sites

By Kevin Hassler Legislation has been introduced in Congress to provide $10 billion to help clean up contamination at the so-called “Filthy Fifty” military bases across the country. Vance Air Force Base, Tinker AFB and Altus AFB are on the list due to the use of firefighting foam throughout the years. The Clean Water for Military Families Act and the

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KTLA: Sen. Alex Padilla discusses Democrats’ voting rights bill in Senate, filibuster

By Inside California Politics U.S. Senator Alex Padilla joined Inside California Politics to discuss the For the People Act, a sweeping voting-rights and government reform measure. “We need the For The People Act now more than ever,” Padilla said.  Padilla also discussed the ongoing debate surrounding the long-standing filibuster rule.  “It is not an exaggeration when we say our democracy is under attack,

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