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Mike Garcia Introduces the PROTECT Act

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) introduced the Protecting and Restoring Our Trees by Enhancing Conservation and Treatments (PROTECT) Act, which would help improve forest management by allowing for more flexibility for federal land managers to utilize active forest management methods, like prescribed burns, to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

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

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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 helicopters to combat wildfires in Southern California.

Mike Garcia, California Republican Delegation Urge Natural Resources Committee Action on California Drought

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) and the California Republican Delegation sent a letter urging the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on California’s drought disaster. Despite the natural disaster declaration by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on March 5, 2021, the House Natural Resources Committee has yet to take any action…

AV Press: Garcia Introduces Water Bill

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Garcia introduced a bill Wednesday to extend the bipartisan California water provisions of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act through fiscal year 2028. Garcia’s bill would enact a seven-year extension for critical water supply provisions in the WIIN Act and thus improve California’s access to water. The bill is co-sponsored by the entire…