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Rep. Mike Garcia Introduces Bill to Improve Atmospheric River Forecasting

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Representatives Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA) introduced the Improving Atmospheric River Forecasts Act, which would establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve the forecasting of atmospheric rivers, powerful storms that carry the risk of severe flooding and snowfall that caused substantial damage across the state this year.

Mike Garcia: America’s Energy Security and National Security Go Hand-in-hand

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Click here to read the full op-ed. America’s national security and energy security go hand-in-hand. If we want America to remain safe, secure, and prosperous as our adversaries become more brazen, we must return our country to energy independence. We have seen over the last year under the Biden administration just how dangerous overreliance on other nations for energy is. When…

Mike Garcia Calls for Action on Drought Crisis 

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA), House Committee on Natural Resources Republican Leader Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and fellow lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) Deb Haaland and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack about the need for action to address the current drought crisis in California and across the West.