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Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the recent shutdown of several businesses in California in which he condemned “liberal politicians” in reaction to the re-closure of several business sectors throughout the state.

During Governor Gavin Newsom’s Monday COVID-19 update, it was announced that select monitored counties, including Los Angeles County, are to cease indoor operations in fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls, according to the Governor’s office.

“When our economy was on the brink due to COVID-19, Congress in a bipartisan fashion provided small businesses, their workers and families with financial support,” Garcia said in a statement Tuesday. “Now that the politicians in Sacramento have decided to shut California down again – the only state to reach such a level – the question for them is: what are they doing to help our small businesses, their workers and families bridge this gap?”

This announcement comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Los Angeles County and across California.