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Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms
The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels.
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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Obamacare at center of debate over California health insurance initiative
As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car and homeowner insurance.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Republican senator blocks vote on resolution acknowledging climate change is a problem
Sen. James Inhofe , R-Ok., Monday night blocked a vote on a Democratic resolution that would have expressed the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and will continue to pose an ongoing risk.
US News & World Report
Carly Fiorina Taking 2016 Temperature
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2010, is diving back into electoral politics.
The "Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act" Would Help,...
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit does not work for low-income families. It fails on three counts - the credit is nonrefundable, covers only a portion of expenses, and comes long after expenses have been incurred.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Export-Import Bank in danger zone
Conservatives may be headlining the opposition to the Export-Import Bank, but the efforts of coal-friendly Democrats to change the little-known agency's rules could further jeopardize its future.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Viewpoints: Money can't buy love in politics
Norton Simon is more than a museum in Pasadena. The late millionaire and philanthropist for whom the museum is named once was a California political candidate, spending freely of his own fortune to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
My Mother Lode
Governor Jerry Brown
It is outlined in the state Constitution that if California's Governor leaves the state, the next in command takes over the duties.
San Mateo Daily Journal
One never knows when an opportunity will present itself. Sometimes it falls in one's lap, other times, it takes scratching and clawing so that "luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" holds true.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
President Signs Boxer Legislation Honoring Nation's Top Military Aviators
President Obama today signed the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer that designates the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as a national memorial to recognize members of our Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by heroism ... (more)
Legislators against new oil and gas leases off California coast
WASHINGTON >> Reps. Jared Huffman , Alan Lowenthal , and Lois Capps led a letter from members of the California Congressional delegation to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her to prohibit any new offshore oil and gas lease sales in the California Outer Continental Shelf Planning Areas as her department develops the next schedule of ... (more)
No more troops in Iraq, key senator says
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met in Washington on Thursday to examine the options for U.S. policy in Iraq.
Fiorina exhorts nation's potential while addressing rotary club
Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard and a 2010 Republican candidate for the junior seat as a U.S. Senator from California, spoke to the Portsmouth Rotary Club on Thursday, promoting her latest venture, the "Unlocking Potential Project."
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Pacific Business Times
GoBiz director calls on communities to invest in workforce development
California's sometimes inward-looking cities need to make economic and business development a key part of their plans.
Rep. Huffman Fighting New Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing
Rep. Jared Huffman and other members of the California Congressional delegation are urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to prohibit any new offshore oil and gas lease sales in the California Outer Continental Shelf Planning Areas as her department develops the next schedule of potential offshore oil and gas lease sales.
California Democratic Leaders: Still Palely After All These Years
Jerry Brown, California's 76-year-old governor, is running for reelection this year to a post he first won in 1974.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
West Virginia Metro
EPA's McCarthy to Senate committee-coal still key
Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday coal will still play a sizeable role in the nation's power generation capacity even if newly proposed emission regulations for existing power plants are enacted.
Fleet Owner Magazine
ATA presses for shorter trust fund fix
The U.S. Senate is expected as early as today, July 23, to take up legislation to stave off an impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and to authorize spending beyond the current Sept.
North Coast congressmen: Stopgap fix for highway funding falls short
As lawmakers cobble together a temporary fix for the nation's crumbling infrastructure, the North Coast's two congressional representatives have reiterated their call for a long-term plan to fund federal highway projects.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New York Daily News
Congressman revives bill on anti-missile defense for planes
A New York congressman is reintroducing legislation to install anti-missile technologies on U.S. commercial airliners, prompted by the Ukraine air disaster and Hamas rockets in the Gaza crisis.