Imperial Valley News Center
Sacramento, California - The State Senate Committee on Finance and Governance passed Assembly Bill 515 relating to a food bank tax credit. This bill would increase access to healthier foods to food banks and low-income Californians by offering California agricultural producers a 20 percent tax credit for the wholesale value of foods donated to local food banks. AB 515 is being authored by Assemblymember Susana Talamantes Eggman and co-authored by local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella).
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the citizens of France as you celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after a bill he cosponsored, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), passed with wide bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Savannah, Georgia - Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, along with Naval History and Heritage Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are diving the Savannah River to salvage the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Secretary of State’s Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, Amos Hochstein, will travel to El Salvador, July 21–22, to meet with Central American Integration System energy ministers and regional electricity market institutions.
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