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Mike Garcia | Mr. President, Leave No One Behind

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When you join the United States Armed Forces, one of the most critical principles you commit to is the notion that “no one gets left behind.” As someone who served nearly 20 years and flew over 30 combat missions in the Middle East, I know the importance of this commitment. When you are in a life-or-death situation, facing enemy fire, you need to know that as you take the necessary risks to suppor...

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 ...

The border crisis is not just at the border

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The border crisis is not just at the border. In Southern California’s high desert, there are thousands of large-scale illegal marijuana grows run by transnational criminal organizations and worked by indentured servants and illegal immigrants.

The Science Says Open Schools

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While everyone was impacted in different ways by this deadly pandemic, students, teachers and parents quickly found themselves confronting bigger issues when it came to virtual learning. As a result of these lockdowns, many students fell behind in school and it also took a toll on many students’ mental health.

Repealing the SALT Deduction Cap

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If we want to remain a prosperous nation, we must have economic growth and security. One of my top priorities in Congress is repealing the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap. The SALT deduction cap, included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, punishes hardworking Californians who are already harmed enough by our state’s ridiculous tax rates. This is why the first bill I introduced in Cong...