Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Congressman Juan Vargas and Rep. Dan Donovan Introduce the “Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2016”
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) introduced the “Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2016” (H.R. 4753). This bipartisan bill would add disability compensation and pension benefits for veterans of a period of war who are 65 years of age or older to the list of items that are excluded from income, to determine a veteran’s eligibility for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance programs.
Imperial, California - Recognizing the importance of 2015 and 2016 at the Salton Sea, Imperial Irrigation District and Imperial County have joined forces on a new public awareness effort to highlight the challenges, recent success and progress being made to restore the Salton Sea, avert a public health crisis and develop renewable energy in the region.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate Ireland for its rich history and culture, and the works of St. Patrick. Each year on this day, the people of the United States celebrate the especially deep cultural connections between the United States and Ireland. For centuries, Irish immigrants have shaped United States. From Dublin, California, to Shamrock, Texas, and of course my hometown of Boston, deep community connections to Ireland span coast to coast. St. Patrick’s Day is an opportunity to appreciate our unique shared history.
Washington, DC - The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin—and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way: In a study posted in the AMB Express, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show that automated techniques commonly used to screen new drugs for mammalian cell toxicity could also dramatically speed up the challenging task of antimicrobial discovery.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) led and supported funding efforts to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations.