In the Media

May 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – La Senadora Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) se unirá con “Visión y Compromiso” y “Food4All” para discutir su proyecto de ley SB 464 – “Comida Para Todos”. “Comida Para Todos” se asegurará de que todos los californianos, independientemente de su estado migratorio, tengan acceso a alimentos saludables.

May 5, 2021

State Senator Melissa Hurtado of Sanger has spent three years refining her arguments for financing critical repairs to water conveyance infrastructure in the San Joaquin Valley. During a committee hearing last week, Hurtado stood ready to refute the longstanding argument that the beneficiaries should cover the entire cost—a critique that played a part in the demise of her previous measure to fix the Friant-Kern Canal.

May 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Today Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) announced her appointment as Co-Chair of the Economic and Workforce Health Subcommittee of the Council of State Governments (CSG) 2021-22 Healthy States National Task Force.

April 30, 2021

A rare event took place in these highly partisan, divided political times on Friday morning at the Harlan Ranch Barn near Shepherd Avenue and Highway 168.

A fast-growing bipartisan coalition of Valley elected leaders said that the potential economic damage from the California drought is so severe it demands an immediate response from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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April 30, 2021

More than a dozen Central Valley lawmakers and elected officials met on Friday to declare a regional drought emergency and urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to do the same statewide.

Three state senators and three Assembly members joined the chairs of the boards of supervisors from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties in a bipartisan news conference at Harlan Ranch in Clovis to call for action that the group said is necessary to divert a crisis.

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April 28, 2021

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Senator Melissa Hurtado is proposing a maternal safety bill to the Senate Health Committee today.

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April 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after her bill, SB 559—the State Water Resiliency Act of 2021—was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee by a 6-0 vote:

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April 26, 2021

HANFORD — Valley lawmakers have issued statements in recognition of the 106th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, with Hanford’s representative in Congress thanking the Biden administration for formally recognizing it — the first sitting president to do so.

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April 23, 2021

Rep. Jim Costa and U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced the bipartisan Canal Conveyance Capacity Restoration Act on Thursday, a bill to authorize more than $653 million to restore the capacity of three San Joaquin Valley canals.

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April 23, 2021

Two Democratic lawmakers and a business group leader from the Valley blasted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision Friday to ban hydraulic fracking by 2024.

“The Governor’s actions could not come at a worse time for the Central Valley, which is already reeling from a drought that – together with this decision – may cause a national food crisis,” said state Sen. Melissa Hurtado of Sanger.

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