SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, DC… Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

The package, passed by the Legislature this week, builds on the initiatives in the Governor’s January state budget proposal to provide cash relief to lower-income Californians, increase aid to small businesses and provide license renewal fee waivers to businesses impacted by the pandemic. In addition to these measures, today’s action will commit additional resources for […]

Senate Republican Leader Wilk Says “Let Them Play”

Senate Republican Leader Wilk Says “Let Them Play”

Sacramento, CA… Student-athletes, coaches, and parents received welcoming news last Friday as the California Public Health Department released its guidance to allow youth and recreational sports to resume on February 26. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is a proud co-author of the “Let Them Play” Resolution and releases the following statement: “After hearing from parents and […]

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Washington, D.C…. A Texas engineer pleaded guilty today for filing fraudulent bank loan applications seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. […]

Governor Newsom Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su as Deputy Secretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor

Governor Newsom Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Julie Su as Deputy Secretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Julie A. Su to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor: “Julie Su embodies the spirit of California. Her commitment to empowering working people and creating […]

President Biden Announces Community Health Centers Vaccination Program to Launch Next Week and Another Increase in States, Tribes, & Territories’ Vaccine Supply

President Biden Announces Community Health Centers Vaccination Program to Launch Next Week and Another Increase in States, Tribes, & Territories’ Vaccine Supply

Washington, D.C…. As the U.S. surpasses 26 million COVID-19 infections, President Biden is taking additional steps today to speed up vaccinations across the country. The President announced the launch of the Federally Qualified Health Center program that will provide more vaccines for Community Health Centers that are reaching our underserved and most vulnerable communities. And, […]

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties Due to Winter Storms

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties Due to Winter Storms

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Monterey and San Luis Obispo due to winter storms this week that have threatened to cause mud and debris flows, forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and damaged critical infrastructure, including washing out a portion of Highway 1. The emergency […]

Governor Newsom Swears in Dr. Shirley Weber as California Secretary of State

Governor Newsom Swears in Dr. Shirley Weber as California Secretary of State

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today swore in San Diego Assemblymember and Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus Dr. Shirley N. Weber as California Secretary of State. Dr. Weber is the first-ever African American to serve as Secretary of State in California history. “On the eve of Black History Month, California once again makes […]

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