Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today urged the House of Representatives to oppose legislation introduced by Representative Pompeo (H.R. 1599) that would prohibit requirements for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food at any level – federal, state or local. In a letter to House lawmakers, the consumer group highlighted overwhelming consumer support for GE labeling, as well as environmental concerns and current state labeling laws already in place that would be undercut by the legislation.
CFPB Study Finds Many Reverse Mortgage Ads Are Misleading Advocates Urge CFPB to Protect Seniors From Reverse Mortgage Abuses
Washington, DC - A new study released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today found that many advertisements for reverse mortgages contain incomplete or inaccurate information that can pose a serious risk to seniors who take out such loans. The study was issued in conjunction with an advisory to consumers warning them to “watch out for misleading and confusing reverse mortgage advertisements.”
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 2015-2016 state budget (AB 93) that passed both the State Assembly and State Senate earlier today. The budget includes approximately $117.5 billion in General Fund spending and total reserves of $5.7 billion. This includes $1.5 billion in the Regular Reserve and $4.2 billion in the Rainy Day Fund.
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and Strategic Security Dialogue
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the seventh meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington, D.C., June 23-24. The sixth Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will be held concurrently with the S&ED.
Imperial, California - Youngsters might look at their grandparents and see them as among those unfortunates who are sadly deficient in the ways of 21st Century technology, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. And, for the most part, they are right.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will participate in the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct held at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on June 18 in Paris, France.