Padilla Announces Over $250 million in Emergency Housing Funding to California Through American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) announced that 73 California public housing agencies are eligible for over $250 million in Emergency Housing Vouchers. The American Rescue Plan Act allowed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allocate additional vouchers to these public housing agencies. Padilla voted to pass the American Rescue Plan and President Joe Biden signed

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Padilla Chairs First Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee On Pathway To Citizenship for Essential Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) became the first Latino Senator to chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety. The hearing focused on the need for Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for immigrant workers who have kept communities across the country up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic as essential workers.  Padilla introduced the Citizenship for Essential Workers

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Padilla, Feinstein, Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Lake Tahoe Restoration Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) joined with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen (both D-Nev.) to introduce bipartisan legislation to extend the authorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act. The original Lake Tahoe Restoration Act was passed in 2000 and authorized $300 million for the restoration of the lake and surrounding basin. The current authorization, which

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Padilla, Senators to Biden Administration: Work Toward Ending Wine Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) called on U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to work toward ending tariffs on wine.  In response to a series of escalating tariffs put in place by the Trump administration beginning in 2018, China imposed a 54 percent tariff on American wine. The

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Padilla Joins Warren, Murphy, Sanders, Colleagues to Introduce the Bicameral Student Food Security Act

College students became temporarily eligible for expanded SNAP benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill would make that expansion permanent and provide other support for students’ basic needs. WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.), and Norma Torres (D-Calif.), introduced the Student Food Security

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Padilla Statement on Biden Administration Refugee Admission Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif), chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety, released the following statement after the Biden administration announced it would increase the Fiscal Year 2021 refugee admissions target to 62,500:  “This is welcome news as we work to restore the United States’ leadership as a safe haven for refugees, and

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