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Mike Garcia Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Reverse Roe V. Wade

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) made the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey: “As are with many issues, each state in the Union has its own laws. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in overturning the past rulings of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey that the legality of abortions should...

Mike Garcia Announces Annual Coding Competition, Congressional App Challenge (CAC)

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) announced that the Congressional App Challenge is now open to all middle and high school students in the 25th District of California. Students entering the competition must register online and submit their app by November 1st, 2022. “The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for students in California’s 25th District to showcase their skills in computer s...

Mike Garcia Once Again Takes Lead on Base Pay Raise for Nation's Servicemembers

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During the House Appropriations Committee’s Full Committee Markup of the Department of Defense (DoD) FY 2023 bill, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) once again took the lead in calling for a base pay raise for servicemembers. Garcia’s proposed amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to increase base pay to a minimum of $15 an hour ($31,200 per year) for all servicemembers. “Some 23,000 s...

Mike Garcia Applauds House Passage of Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) released the following statement after the House passed his bipartisan bill, the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act, H.R. 7241. The bill itself was included in H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022. “Recent tragic events, like the shootings in Uvalde, TX and my alma mater...

Mike Garcia Congratulates 10 Military Service Academy Appointees

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Rep. Mike Garcia stood alongside the appointees. Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) hosted a reception to congratulate the Military Service Academy Appointees from California’s 25th District. Earlier this year, Garcia nominated a selection of high school students from California’s 25th District to Military Service Academies. Ten of Garcia’s nominees have been appointed to Military Service Academi...

Mike Garcia Secures Increase for Water Infrastructure in the Santa Clarita Valley

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 last week. In addition to authorizing major water projects nationwide, the bill included a provision to allow the Santa Clarita Valley to compete for up to $100 million in funding for critical water and wastewater infrastructure projects. “As we battl...

Mike Garcia Announces Taxpayer Problem Solving Event

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) announced that he will be holding a taxpayer problem solving event on Saturday, June 18th from 10am to 2pm at the College of the Canyons. The event is open to constituents in California’s 25th District who are experiencing issues with their taxes. With the help of the Taxpayer Advocate Service, constituents who make an appointment can receive one-on-one assistan...

Mike Garcia Introduces Bill to Improve School Security

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) introduced the Strengthening School Security for Students Act. This legislation would provide funding for schools to hire and train at least two school resource officers (SRO) per 500 students to improve school security and protect students from potential threats. “Our children should feel safe and secure when they get to school every day. Recent tragic ev...

Mike Garcia Introduces Bill to Harden and Secure Schools, Protect Kids

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Rep. Mike Garcia signed the Safe Schools Act. Today, Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) introduced the Safe Schools Act, which would allow COVID-19 relief dollars that have already been allocated to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to be used by schools to harden themselves with physical security measures, suc...

AV Press: Garcia teams up for House bill on boosting school security

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To view the full article click here. PALMDALE - Following last month’s deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and Republican Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas introduced the Safe Schools Act, on Thursday. Nationwide, state education agencies have yet to spend estimated $150.1 billion of ...

Mike Garcia Honors Fallen Heroes at Santa Clarita Valley’s Memorial Day Ceremony

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) spoke at the Santa Clarita Valley’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Eternal Valley Mortuary in Newhall, California. Garcia paid tribute to the fallen and recognized the families of fallen soldiers who attended the ceremony. “On this day more than any other, it’s imperative that we come together as a nation and remember those who have given all, to pay respect...

Mike Garcia Supports Illegal Marijuana Eradication Operation in the Antelope Valley

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for a press conference detailing the recent 10-day illegal marijuana eradication operation in the Antelope Valley. According to LASD, this operation resulted in 105 felony arrests, over 28 tons of marijuana seized, and 40 firearms recovered (including 11 “ghost guns”). “When you...

Mike Garcia Continues the Fight Against Illegal Marijuana Grows in the Antelope Valley

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On Friday, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for an aerial tour of illegal marijuana grow sites during their recent raid operations in the Antelope Valley. Garcia took an aerial tour of the progress made, watched a raid from the sky, toured a grow amid demolition, and spoke with local law enforcement. Rep. Mike Garcia spoke with LASD at an...

KHTS: Garcia, LASD Continue Fight Against Illegal Marijuana Grows In Antelope Valley

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To view the full article click here. On Friday, Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for an aerial tour of illegal marijuana grow sites during their recent raid operations in the Antelope Valley. During the survey, Garcia took an aerial tour of the progress made, watched a raid from the sky, toured a grow amid demolition, and spoke wit...

Garcia, McCarthy, and Obernolte Secure $10.2 Million for the AFRL Rocket Lab at Edwards Air Force Base

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) announced that the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Rocket Propulsion Division’s (AFRL Rocket Lab) Test Stand 1-C at Edwards Air Force Base will be reactivated. The U.S. Department of Defense Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) will allocate $10.2 million for the refurbishment of Test Stand 1-C, an important testing facility, to supp...