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 […]

President Biden at Signing of an Executive Order on Supply Chains

President Biden at Signing of an Executive Order on Supply Chains

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. The Vice President and I had a very productive meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and House members to address an issue of both concern to our economic security, as well as our national security: the resilience and reliability of our critical supply chains. This is a critical area where Republicans […]

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 […]

Fed Chair Powell on Monetary Policy Before Senate Banking Committee

Fed Chair Powell on Monetary Policy Before Senate Banking Committee

Washington, DC…Chairman Brown, Ranking Member Toomey, and other members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report. At the Federal Reserve, we are strongly committed to achieving the monetary policy goals that Congress has given us: maximum employment and price stability. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we […]

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Census Bureau Releases New Report on Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of a new report that examines characteristics of the U.S. population with bachelor’s degrees. The report, Bachelor’s Degree Attainment in the United States: 2005 to 2019, is based on statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Since 2010, the ACS has published estimates based on five years of data […]

Attorney General Announces Sentencing of Former Caltrans Employee in Bribery Case

Attorney General Announces Sentencing of Former Caltrans Employee in Bribery Case

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the sentencing of Alex Morales III, a former California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employee who received payment in exchange for awarding contracts for projects that required some form of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Morales pleaded guilty in December to two counts of felony bribery and was […]

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