Hurtado Issues Statement on Passage of Economic Stimulus Legislation

February 22, 2021

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2021

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Hurtado Issues Statement on Passage of Economic Stimulus Legislation


SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement upon the passage of the Golden State Stimulus plan to provide support to Californians suffering through economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic:

“As chair of human services, it is my mission to uplift families out of poverty and provide opportunities for Californians. I was proud to co-author this package which provides critical relief to families, workers and business owners who have struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic. Passing this stimulus package will help millions of Californians, and my office will continue to ensure that relief money is spent wisely and the Valley gets its fair share.”

The stimulus package of immediate action includes:


  • $600 stimulus checks for 5.7 million Californians
  • $2 billion in grants for small businesses and nonprofits
  • $35 million for food and diaper banks
  • Fee relief for barber and cosmetology businesses
  • Fee relief for restaurants and bars that have experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $400 million for childcare providers
  • $100 million in financial aid for low-income community college students
  • Almost $6 million in support for CalFresh to assist university and community college students facing food insecurity


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About Senator Melissa Hurtado


Senator Melissa Hurtado represents a new generation of Latina leaders as the youngest woman ever elected to the California State Senate and a product of immigrant parents. Senator Hurtado represents the 14th Senate District and focuses on rural community issues that often go unheard — access to clean air and water, food insecurity and poverty, inequities in environmental policies, agriculture and access to health care. In July 2020, she was appointed to the national Biden Latino Leadership Committee alongside former Labor Secretary and current Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis – the only two California Latinas on the Committee.


For more information, visit Senator Hurtado’s Website here or find her on Twitter at @Senator_Hurtado