Press Releases

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Legislature approved the 2017-18 State Budget, with $250,000 included to support farmworker housing in Napa County. Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) and Senator Bill Dodd (D – Napa) championed this funding proposal, which will provide much needed support to the Napa farmworker community and allow the three farmworker housing centers to remain open.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Legislature passed the 2017-18 State Budget, which includes funding for reconstruction of the Yolo County Road 40 (CR 40) low water bridge. Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) secured $800,000 in the budget to fund critical repairs to the crumbling bridge infrastructure and bolster public safety in Yolo, Napa, and Lake Counties.

Friday, June 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – AB 1665, Joint-Authored by several bipartisan Assemblymembers, including Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters), Eduardo Garcia (D – Coachella), and Brian Dahle (R – Bieber), passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on the Assembly Floor yesterday. This bill is the result of the successful negotiation of a $330 million package to expand broadband access and digital literacy to communities deprived of a reliable internet connection.

Friday, June 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assembly Joint Resolution 15 cleared the last hurdle in the legislative process, passing the State Senate by a margin of 27-8.  Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters), joined by coauthors Assemblymember Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa), and Senators Bill Dodd (D – Napa) and Mike McGuire (D – Healdsburg), introduced the measure after President Trump ordered a review of national monuments designated by 16 Presidents (8 Democrats, 8 Republicans) over the past 111 years.  The resolution, passed on the 111th Anniversary of

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) passed AB 920 off of the Assembly Floor last week despite intense utility opposition. AB 920 will maintain a place in the energy market for renewable resources such as geothermal, biomass, and biogas. These resources provide high-paying jobs across California – particularly in Colusa, Lake, Yolo and Sonoma Counties in her 4th Assembly District – improve air quality, and help ensure our electricity supply is reliable.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  Today, Assembly Joint Resolution 15, a bill expressing the support of the California State Legislature to continue protecting national monuments, passed out of the State Assembly on a  bipartisan vote of 56-16. The measure was introduced by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) last week in response to the announcement of a federal review of national monuments, and was originally coauthored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa), and Senators Bill Dodd (D – Napa) and Mike McGuire (D – Healdsburg). The measure has since gained such significant momentum that the four lead authors were joined by 49 additional Assembly coauthors as part of the action today on the Assembly Floor. Link to video of Assembly Floor Presentation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  Today, Assembly Joint Resolution 15, a bill expressing the support of the California State Legislature to continue protecting national monuments, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife with a 9-4 vote. This measure was introduced by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) last week in response to the announcement of a federal review of national monuments, and is coauthored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa), and Senators Bill Dodd (D – Napa) and Mike McGuire (D – Healdsburg).

In late April, President Trump signed an executive order for the review of all national monuments designated by the federal government under the Antiquities Act since 1996. Since the Antiquities Act’s passage in 1906, no President has revoked the national monument designation of another president.