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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 addressing Califor...

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 House Republica...

Congressman Mike Garcia Hosts USDA Natural Resources and Environment Under Secretary James Hubbard for Wildfire Roundtable

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Castaic, CA – On Wednesday, September 9th, Congressman Mike Garcia of California's 25th District hosted the USDA Natural Resources and Environment Under Secretary, James Hubbard, at the command center for the Lake Fire with State Senator Scott Wilk and Representatives from the United States Forest Service, LA County Fire, Supervisor Kathryn Barger's Office, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey's Office. As ...

Garcia Visits California National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing Immediately Prior to Lake Fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2020 Congressman Mike Garcia Visits the California National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing Immediately Prior to Lake Fire Outbreak On August 11, 2020, Congressman Mike Garcia had the opportunity to meet with members of the California National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Island Air National Guard Station. This is in addition to the earlier meetings Congressma...