Imperial Valley News
Memphis, Tennessee - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi released a joint statement outlining three major themes guiding rural economic development policies.
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the end of the war in Afghanistan at Arlington Cemetery, remembering the more than 2,200 American patriots who gave their lives in that conflict, as well as all of our fallen soldiers. The President asked that all Americans spend Monday honoring the memory and sacrifice of those heroes, and remain committed to the cause of freedom and the country for which they fought.
Washington, DC - "My friend and mentor, Congressman Tom Lantos, often said that “the veneer of civilization is paper-thin. We are its guardians, and we can never rest.” Recent attacks targeting Jews in Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen – and even here at home – make clear that the danger of anti-Semitism is very much still with us. In too many places, outright anti-Semitism persists, and the denunciation of Jews has been excused as political critique. Too many leaders have lowered their voices or stood silent – or even chimed in – when confronted with bigotry and violence against Jewish communities in their midst.
Washington, DC - Culinary Brands Inc., a Vernon, California establishment, is recalling approximately 4,038 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The pork product was mistakenly mislabeled and may contain the wrong product, a mushroom risotto which contains wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
Coronado, California - The U.S. Navy pilot who safely ejected from a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk near Naval Air Station North Island at approximately 2 p.m. May 22 has been released from the hospital and is in stable condition.
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.