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New regulations by the California Air Resources Board raise serious safety concerns

California’s ports are the lifeblood of the state’s economy supporting agriculture, manufacturing, and global trade abroad. We cannot talk about our ports without also talking about the men and women who make them work. Aboard tugboats and other harbor craft, these incredibly skilled workers safely guide the largest cargo ships in the world in and out of port. As they keep us and our sensitive coastal ecosystems safe, they should not have to worry about their boats melting down and catching on fire.

Dr. Jasmeet Bains: Hometown Doctor Fighting for Healthcare Change

Jasmeet Bains was working at her father’s car dealership in Taft, California, at the beginning of the 2007-2009 recession. Taft is a rural community located 32 miles southwest of Bakersfield at the edge of the San Joaquin Valley. It was built on oil production and agriculture. Growing up in nearby Delano, a town where tumbleweeds outnumber opportunities, Dr. Bains, the daughter of immigrant parents from India, always knew she would join the family business at Taft Chevrolet.

Dr. Bains Says CARB Knowingly Sacrificing Mariner Safety and Supply Chain Stability

(Sacramento) – Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D-Delano) released the following statement on the introduction of Assembly Bill 1122, which supersedes the California Air Resources Board’s new harbor vessel emissions regulations by ensuring they cannot go into effect without being certified they are safe for mariners and undisruptive to supply chain operations at California’s ports.

Bill to Create Fentanyl Task Force Signed into Law

(Sacramento) – Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D-Delano) announced today that her bill to create a statewide Fentanyl Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force has been signed into law by Governor Newsom.

Dr. Bains Delivers Millions for Kern County

(Sacramento) – Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D-Delano) announced today that she has secured millions of dollars in the state budget for direct investments to improve public safety and the quality of life for her constituents in Kern County.

Dr. Jasmeet Bains Makes History Again with Committee Assignments

SACRAMENTO, CA – Already the first ever South Asian woman and Sikh elected to the California State Legislature, Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D-Delano) has made history once again as the first-ever medical doctor appointed to lead the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee.