(Push to get federal funds restored)...Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia has joined other California Legislators.
They have reportedly submitted a letter to House Speakr Nancy Pelosi and House minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to reverse the Trump administration's direction of H.R. 133 funds and reinstate US Department of Agriculture investments as originally intended, towards farmworker protections. Garcia says despite collaborative legislative efforts to ensure H.R. 133 safeguards for agricultural workers against COVID 19, on January 14, 2021 the USDA announced it would allocate $1.5 billion on a fifth round of the Famers to Families Food Box Program, without making pandemic protection provisions for farmworkers.