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ANCA-WR Board Meets With Senator Alex Padilla

The ANCA Western Region Board of Directors held a productive meeting with the junior United States Senator from California Alex Padilla on Wednesday to discuss a wide spectrum of Armenian-American policy priorities. Some of the issues discussed included the strict enforcement of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act and deepening the U.S.-Armenia strategic partnership.
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Sen. Alex Padilla Thoughts on The Filibuster

Sen. Alex Padilla: "So many members of the military who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and in defense of our democracy. To think that we can not, on a bipartisan basis, establish a bipartisan commission to get to the root of what happened on January 6th."
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Community Volunteers and Leaders Applaud U.S. Senator Alex Padilla For Sweeping Wilderness and Public Land Legislation

Community volunteers and leaders from Nature For All joined with other organizations Monday to applaud U.S. Senator Alex Padilla for introducing sweeping legislation that will protect one million acres of public land and over 500 miles of rivers in California. The Public Lands Act (S. 1459) will safeguard public land in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Central Coast and Northwest California.
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U.S. Senators Alex Padilla, James Lankford and U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego, Don Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Urban Indian Health Care

Fix will allow UIOs to spend appropriated funding on construction and renovation projects. The Indian Health System is made up of the Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal health programs, and urban Indian organizations (UIOs). UIOs provide culturally competent care for the over 70 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who live in urban centers, many in low-income, medically underserved areas.
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Sen. Alex Padilla on looming filibuster fight and the costs of waiting for the GOP on infrastructure

Senate Republicans are likely throwing away any hope of reaching a bi-partisan agreement on infrastructure, rejecting President Biden's counter-offer for a $1.7 trillion dollar package. That’s about a half-billion-dollar reduction from his original plan that totaled $2.3 Trillion. California’s newest Senator Alex Padilla explains why Congress “can’t afford to wait too long” for Republicans to come around, and warns that the filibuster fight may be coming sooner rather than later.

U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Jeff Merkley Introduce Legislation to Help Strengthen Community Partnerships Needed for Equitable, Effective Transportation Projects

Last year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) implemented a similar program to address transportation needs in disadvantaged communities. “Far too often, local voices have been overlooked when it comes to planning transportation projects. I’m proud to partner with Senator Merkley on this bill that will help give residents a seat at the table in setting their community’s key transportation priorities, explore new ways to better engage impacted neighborhoods, and promote equity in future transportation projects,” said Padilla.
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Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast)

It was an anti-immigrant initiative in his home state of California that pushed Alex Padilla into politics. Now he is making history as the first Latino to represent California in the U.S. Senate. Born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents in the working class community of Pacoima, California, Padilla would...
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California Sen. Alex Padilla On Essential Worker Immigration Bill

More than 100 days into Joe Biden's presidency, immigration remains a pressing issue for his administration and for the country as the number of migrants apprehended at the southern border exceeded 170,000 in April for the second consecutive month. Biden has promised a number of changes to the nation's immigration system, and key to that effort is California Senator Alex Padilla. He made history this week as the first Latino to chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety. His first hearing, which took place on Wednesday, focused on the role that approximately 5 million essential immigrant workers have played during the pandemic and discussed legislation that would offer them a path to citizenship. The bill, known as the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, was introduced by Senator Padilla in February.
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Sen. Alex Padilla: Pathway to citizenship leads to "economic boost" for the U.S.

Granting immigrants a pathway to citizenship will lead to an "economic boost" for the U.S., Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) said in an Axios virtual event on Wednesday. Why it matters: Democrats hope to get 10 Republican senators to back legislation that recently passed the House that would provide a path to citizenship. Touting the economic benefits of immigration reform could boost their argument.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein's approval among Californians still lags; Sen. Alex Padilla gets positive marks in new poll

Californians have mixed reviews for their two Democratic U.S. senators, a new poll showed, with a plurality saying they disapprove of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's job performance while holding a more positive assessment of recently appointed Sen. Alex Padilla. The University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Poll, co-sponsored by...
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‘It’s beyond offensive’: Alex Padilla on Ted Cruz calling the For the People Act ‘the new Jim Crow’

Republican legislators across the country have introduced more that 360 bills making it harder to vote. The 'For the People Act,' currently being marked up in the Senate, would prevent GOP voter suppression efforts. California Senator Alex Padilla tells Joy, “it’s beyond offensive, it’s beyond enraging not just as a member of the Senate, and a person of color, a voter of color in the United States of America, but as a former Secretary of State in California.”

CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro On Returning To Campus / Conversation With Senator Alex Padilla / Recall Campaign Events / Folsom Lake Boating Guidelines

The California State University system announced students and staff across all campuses must get their COVID-19 vaccine before returning to school grounds as soon as the vaccine receives FDA approval; we hear about how Chancellor Joseph Castro came to that decision. Senator Alex Padilla also joins the show to discuss his transition to representing the most diverse state in the country. Plus, recapping recent recall campaign events, and boating guidelines at Folsom Lake ahead of Mother’s Day.