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Mike Garcia Applauds Deployment of World’s Largest Firefighting Helicopters to Combat CA Wildfires

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) released a statement applauding efforts by Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD), and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to team up to launch the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), which will deploy the world’s largest firefighting helicopters to combat wildfires in Southern California. The program is supported by nea...

PRESS RELEASE: Mike Garcia Calls for Continued Investment in U.S. Space Exploration

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) delivered remarks on the House Floor to acknowledge the United States’ leadership in space and advocate for continued investment in the U.S.’ presence and advancement in space exploration. Garcia currently serves on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee where he continues to advocate for the nation’s advancements in space exploration. Click he...

Mike Garcia, GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers, Transparency on Biden Border Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) and fellow House Appropriations Committee Members, Representatives Brian Babin (R-TX), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), and John R. Carter (R-TX) as well as five other republican lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The letter comes after the lawmakers were denied access to the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) whi...

Mike Garcia Secures $20 Million for CA25 in Transportation Bill

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) announced he has secured $20 million in federal funding for transportation and infrastructure projects in California’s 25th District. The funding is included in the current version of the House’s surface transportation reauthorization bill, which is still subject to change and must pass the House and Senate before heading to the President’s Desk. “I am ple...

Mike Garcia: ‘This is a direct byproduct of the open borders’

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) appeared on FOX LA to discuss the recent raid to combat the illegal marijuana grows in the Antelope Valley. The raid, which was the largest in LA County history, marked historic progress in the ongoing effort to combat the illegal marijuana grows and related crime taking over parts of California’s 25th District. One of the many facilities torn down during the ra...

Mike Garcia: ‘Congress needs to pass the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act’

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) penned an op-ed in the Military Times on a bipartisan bill he recently introduced, the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act of 2021. The legislation would give military spouses with a valid professional license in one state reciprocity in another state where their military spouse is stationed on military orders. The bill would also serve communities by increasing...

The Signal- Officials bust illegal marijuana grow operation in Antelope Valley

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The Signal By. Kev Kurdoghlian Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced 23 arrests Tuesday as part of an illegal marijuana grow bust in the Antelope Valley that involved 400 personnel from several local, state and federal agencies. “It’s been quite an auspicious day today,” Villanueva said during a news conference in Lancaster. “We started this process months back when we were starting...

The Signal: SCV students recognized for service academy appointments

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The Signal- SCV students recognized for service academy appointments By. Kev Kurdoghlian Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, recognized 16 students who were selected by his office as appointees to three service academies and the Naval Academy Preparatory School on Saturday afternoon during a reception at the Embassy Suites on Newhall Ranch Road. Shine Lim, a West Point appointee, said she was inspi...

Mike Garcia Supports Legislation to Fight ALS, Neurodegenerative Diseases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) released the following statement after he co-sponsored the bipartisan, bicameral Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act (ACT for ALS), H.R. 3537. This bill would create the infrastructure needed to fund early access to promising clinical trial therapies for patients who suffer from fast-progressing rare neurodegenerative and ter...

Congress needs to pass the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act

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It is no secret, our men and women in uniform make countless sacrifices on behalf of our great nation every day. Behind every dedicated service member is their family that also selflessly serves this nation in their own way. Parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, children, and last but not least, spouses. While it is imperative we work to ensure that our service members receive the ...

Mike Garcia Statement on Illegal Marijuana Grows Raid

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Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) was on the ground with local, state, and federal law enforcement officers as they conducted the largest raid in LA County history. While illegal marijuana grows have been impacting the region for the past few years, the current lack of border security has fueled the problem. The raid comes after Rep. Garcia drew national attention to the issue and raised a...

Washington Times: Reform would give military spouses more job options

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Read the article here. Military families typically must move every two to three years on average, a nomadic lifestyle poses daunting employment challenges for the non-military spouse. Some employers are hesitant about hiring military spouses because they know they’ll be leaving sooner or later. Such frequent moves make it difficult to stay on a consistent career path. With up to 34% of military sp...

Mike Garcia Congratulates 16 Military Service Academy Appointees

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Rep. Garcia with the Military Service Academy Appointees WASHINGTON, D.C. –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, 16 of Garcia’s nominees have been appointed to...

LA Daily News: 'We need good leaders': Rep. Garcia fetes local students headed to military academies

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Read the article here. Graduation season is in full swing, with in-person ceremonies finally happening again as more people are vaccinated from the coronavirus. For one group of students out in Santa Clarita, this meant a proper event to congratulate them on their desire to serve. Students from schools all over California’s 25th Congressional District and their families gathered at the Embassy Sui...

Mike Garcia Discusses Trip to Southern Border on FoxLA

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Click here or on the image above to watch the full interview. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) spoke with Fox LA’s Elex Michaelson about his recent trip to the southern border. Garcia started the interview off by stating that the border is not secure. “I certainly didn’t see what the President of the United States is claiming. I mean, our southern border right now ...