Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2007  
Contact:
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Pleased California Delegation is Working Together to Address the State's Agricultural Disaster Needs  

Boxer Pleased California Delegation is Working Together to Address the State's Agricultural Disaster Needs

Friday, January 19, 2007

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement after her office hosted a meeting between the staffs of some of California’s elected officials to address the impact of the freeze on California’s agricultural community.

Senator Boxer said, “The more I learn, the more worried I am about the impact of this freeze. I am really glad that we are all working together to use every tool at our disposal to be of assistance to our growers and our farmers in this difficult time.

Boxer continued, “We are exploring possible legislation for crop disaster assistance and worker assistance to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the communities that have been hit so hard by this crisis.”

The meeting included representatives from the offices of Senators Boxer and Feinstein, Governor Schwarzenegger, and Representatives Cardoza, Capps, Costa, Radonovich, Nunes, McCarthy and Farr.

The entire California Congressional Delegation sent a letter yesterday afternoon to Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns calling for the immediate approval of Governor Schwarzenegger’s request for a federal disaster declaration in California.