Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The President yesterday afternoon met with American Muslim leaders to discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. The President thanked the participants for their work in a variety of fields and for coming together to offer views on issues of importance to their communities, noting that his regular interactions with different faith communities provided him with valuable insights and feedback.
Washington, DC - The United States is gravely concerned by the ongoing unrest and violence in Bangladesh. We deplore the unconscionable attacks including bus burnings, throwing incendiary devices, and train derailments that have killed and wounded innocent victims.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, accepted an invitation to address a Joint Meeting of Congress. The Pope’s visit on September 24, 2015 will mark a historic moment, as he will be the first Pontiff to address the U.S. Congress.
Washington, DC - The United States is troubled by reports implicating Burundian security forces in the extra-judicial killing of at least two dozen members of a rebel group after they surrendered in Cibitoke Province in early January. The United States calls on the government of Burundi to fully and credibly investigate these allegations, prosecute any crimes that may have been committed, and hold those responsible accountable.
Governor Brown, U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell to Discuss Federal-State Drought Response Tomorrow in Sacramento
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell tomorrow at a news conference in Sacramento to discuss actions that will bolster the ongoing federal-state response to the severe drought gripping the western United States.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 55 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.