Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE Committee), chaired by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, passed AJR 14 (Chu) on a unanimous and bipartisan vote of 8 to 0. AJR 14 formally expresses the Legislature's support for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The Ex-Im Bank's charter is set to expires on June 30, 2015.
Washington, DC - As European leaders conclude the fourth EU Eastern Partnership summit today in Riga, Latvia, the United States expresses its strong support for EU efforts to foster closer cooperation and partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will travel to Rome and Vatican City, May 24–26, to attend the World Food Program’s (WFP) Executive Board meeting and for consultations with counterparts and Rome-based international organizations.
FTC Requests Public Comment on Panasonic’s Application to Approve Sale of Assets It Uses to Manufacture Portable Sub-C Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Panasonic Corporation for approval to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that are used to manufacture sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries. The FTC’s November 2009 order, settling charges that Panasonic’s $9 billion acquisition of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. was anticompetitive, required Panasonic to divest a battery production plant to FDK, and requires that Panasonic obtain the prior approval of the Commission for a sale of its Suzhou NiMH assets to FDK.
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) joins the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) in announcing the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program. The Foundation is awarding thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to eligible students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2015.