Statement from President-elect Biden on Religious Freedom Day, 1/16/21

Statement from President-elect Biden on Religious Freedom Day, 1/16/21

Washington, DC…. Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the Virginia General Assembly passed Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Statute for Religious Freedom, laying a foundation of liberty to be enshrined in our Constitution and passed down through the generations. Today, Religious Freedom Day, is a symbol of that commitment — and a reminder that the work of […]

Readout of HHS Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra’s Meeting with Disability Community Organizations

Readout of HHS Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra’s Meeting with Disability Community Organizations

Washington, D.C…. Last Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra joined leaders from disability organizations for a virtual roundtable discussion. Becerra first thanked the leaders for their time and counsel, their fight to make sure all people in this country are included when discussing access to quality health care, and for their critical work […]

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of the Office of the Vice President

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of the Office of the Vice President

Washington, D.C…. On Saturday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the White House staff. These qualified, experienced, and talented individuals will join the Office of the Vice President. “These experienced and qualified appointees bring diverse perspectives and a shared commitment that will be critical to tackling the many challenges […]

USFS Extends Developed Campground Closure on Stanislaus and Other National Forests

USFS Extends Developed Campground Closure on Stanislaus and Other National Forests

Vallejo, CA… USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, extended the developed campground closure on 12 National Forests in California, including the Stanislaus National Forest, to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Orders. These regional orders will be in effect through Jan. 29, 2021. Campgrounds are closed on 12 national […]

President-elect Biden Nominates Merrick Garland for Attorney General

President-elect Biden Nominates Merrick Garland for Attorney General

Washington, D.C…. Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations for the Department of Justice: Judge Merrick Garland, nominee for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco, nominee for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta, nominee for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. These nominees reflect the president-elect’s deeply held […]

Governor Newsom on Protest at U.S. Capitol

Governor Newsom on Protest at U.S. Capitol

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom has cancelled his COVID-19 update today out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of Governor’s Office staff and issued the following statement in response to the events transpiring at the U.S. Capitol: “Peaceful protest is an important mechanism of our democracy but what we are witnessing in our […]

McConnell Remarks on the Electoral College Count

McConnell Remarks on the Electoral College Count

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today regarding the Electoral College challenge: “We are debating a step that has never been taken in American history: Whether Congress should overrule voters and overturn a presidential election. “I have served 36 years in the Senate. This will be the most important […]

Governor Newsom Announces Golden State Stimulus, a Budget Proposal to Help Low-Income Californians through $600 Rapid Cash Payments, and Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Governor Newsom Announces Golden State Stimulus, a Budget Proposal to Help Low-Income Californians through $600 Rapid Cash Payments, and Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Sacramento, CA… As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced two immediate action items in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to help low-income Californians. First, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to roughly four million low-income […]

Governor Newsom to Propose $4.5 Billion for Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs in 2021 Budget

Governor Newsom to Propose $4.5 Billion for Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs in 2021 Budget

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today previewed his Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs plan, the business and workforce recovery elements of his 2021-22 State Budget that will help California through the COVID-19 pandemic and advance an equitable, broad-based recovery. Watch the Governor provide a brief overview of his Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses […]

Governor Newsom Unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

Governor Newsom Unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today released the State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to support schools to continue operating safely in-person and to expand the number of schools safely resuming in-person instruction. Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction  especially for our youngest students – […]