Press Releases

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Brown signed AB 768, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), into law. This bill makes the Direct Marketing Program operated by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) permanent. The program empowers our state’s farmers to sell their produce and products directly to customers at Certified Farmers’ Markets without being required to follow the same packing and labeling requirements as products in grocery stores. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) voted in strong support of landmark legislation to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program. The package includes AB 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), AB 617 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), and ACA 1 by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley). Together, these bills will ensure that California continues to meet its ambitious climate change goals through extending and enhancing the cap-and-trade program, monitoring and reducing air pollution in our most vulnerable communities, and holding the Legislature accountable for its management and spending of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund revenue.

“When I came to the Capitol, I knew the most important vote I would take this year would be on cap-and-trade. This program is a global model that shows how we can strike a balance between aggressive climate change goals and protecting and strengthening our economy,” said Aguiar-Curry. “For months I fought to bring the agricultural community and food processing industry to the table as participants in the discussion. I’m proud to say that we negotiated a cap-and-trade deal that strikes this balance. It holds all regulated industries accountable to reduce emissions, while also ensuring our agricultural industries get the support they need to make those reductions.”

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sacramento, CA – This week Governor Brown signed the 2017-2018 California State Budget into law. Among the numerous provisions of the budget are two that Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) fought for fiercely as they are vitally important to Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties.

The first provision provides $800,000 in critical funding for the reconstruction of the County Road 40 low water bridge that connects Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties. This bridge is vital during the fire season to ensure that emergency services have quick and ready access to northern Yolo County and the eastern mountainous regions of Lake and Napa counties.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) honored Napa County resident Bernie A. Narvaez as the 2017 Fourth Assembly District Veteran of the Year at the State Capitol last Wednesday.  Each year, the California Assembly honors veterans throughout the state.

“Bernie is a proven leader who bravely served our country and continues to serve his community every day,” said Assembly Aguiar-Curry. “I am honored to name him as the Fourth Assembly District Veteran of the Year.”

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) passed AB 317 out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee without any opposition. This happened on the same day that Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 budget, which includes $250,000 for Napa County to support the farmworker housing centers. Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry championed this budget request in combination with her bill to ensure that Napa County’s farmworkers can continue to have access to safe and reliable housing.

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.