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    United States Senator from California since 2021

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  1. Apr 24, 2024 · WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) celebrated President Biden signing the Mahsa Amini Human Rights and Security Accountability (MAHSA) Act into law as part of the national security supplemental package. The bipartisan legislation, which Senator Padilla co-led... Continue Reading.

  2. Nov 8, 2022 · Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla made history again Tuesday night when he became the first Latino to be elected to represent California in the U.S. Senate. The 49-year-old broke a barrier in 2021...

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  4. Apr 30, 2024 · The son of Mexican immigrants and first Latino to represent his state in the Senate, Padilla has emerged as a persistent force at a time when Democrats are increasingly focused on border security and the country’s posture toward immigrants is uncertain.

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  5. Apr 29, 2021 · In his first 50 days as a United States senator, Alex Padilla took a front row seat to the fallout of the Capitol insurrection, cast a historic vote on the impeachment of a former president and weighed in on one of the largest economic rescue bills in American history.

  6. Apr 26, 2024 · Biden asked Sen. Alex Padilla, referencing the roughly 25% of U.S. students in kindergarten through high school who are Latino. Padilla said the question came as he was waiting with the president in a back room at a library in Culver City, California, before an event in February.

  7. Nov 11, 2022 · The election of Alex Padilla, the first Latino elected to the Senate from California, marks a landmark achievement and a shift in the state's power center.

  8. Nov 9, 2022 · SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Padilla was elected Tuesday to his first full term as U.S. senator for California, solidifying his position as one of the country’s top elected Latinos and a leading Democratic voice in Congress for more expansive immigration laws.

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