“When our economy was on the brink due to COVID-19, Congress in a bipartisan fashion provided small businesses, their workers and families with financial support.

“Now that the politicians in Sacramento have decided to shut California down again – the only state to reach such a level – the question for them is: what are they doing to help our small businesses, their workers and families bridge this gap?

“Unfortunately, what we are experiencing in the face of this new shutdown is that liberal politicians like Christy Smith are more focused on giving stimulus money to illegal immigrants, spending millions to enforce AB5 and funding for high speed rail.

“These same liberal politicians increased taxes by $3 billion and had a surplus of state government funds. Now we find ourselves asking: where is the state aid for our families and small businesses as budgets get cut and we face more shutdowns?

“Wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, washing hands and quarantining if you have symptoms are a must, but our small businesses simply cannot survive another closing like this.

“Christy Smith and her pals in Sacramento abdicated their responsibility by empowering San Francisco liberals to have complete control of state government via proxy voting, and every single day it shows.

“Next week, I will return to Washington where I will work in a bipartisan fashion to secure more funding for our small businesses and their families, but it’s time Assemblywoman Smith and her liberal friends tell us what they are going to do to help as they insist on another shutdown.”

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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top GOP candidates in the country.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.

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