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President’s budget includes new Salinas Agriculture Research Station
February 10, 2016
Farr statement on the State of the Union
January 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., released the following statement in response to President Obama’s last State of the Union address:
“Tonight was not only the President’s last State of the Union; it was my last one as well. I was glad to hear the President’s plan to keep pushing for change in his last year in office because in my final year, I too will not be taking my foot of the gas until next January.
“When I was elected to Congress, the Central Coast’s economy was dealing with the largest base closure in United States history. At the former Fort Ord, I pushed for a world-class university, a national monument, a veterans’ cemetery and a joint VA-DOD health clinic so we could build a new foundation so our local economy will continue prosper long after I leave office. Likewise, President Obama took office during the largest economic collapse in our lifetime. He spent the last seven years not only rebuilding the American economy but laying the foundation for a better America in the years to come.
“With only one year left in office, I remain optimistic that our best days truly do lie ahead of us and like the President, remain committed to working to ensure an even better future. Today, the state of our nation and the state of the Central Coast is stronger than it has ever been.”
Statement in support of President Obama’s executive action to stop gun violence
January 5, 2016