Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The United States and Japan have built a strategic partnership that encompasses a wide range of shared global priorities. Today the partnership is a fitting reflection of the common interests, capabilities and values of our two countries as we work together to address challenges around the world. The United States and Japan reaffirm their commitment to enhance their longstanding partnership as follows:
Washington, DC - Two bills authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia that are critical to the Salton Sea region passed the Assembly this week. AB 197 passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a 6-2 vote yesterday. This bill would require the Public Utilities Commission to direct investor owned and publicly owned utilities to procure renewable energy resources that provide energy around the clock, and help achieve the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.
State Department Partners With California Highway Patrol To Provide Expertise to Ukraine's New Patrol Police Force
Washington, DC - Marking the first overseas deployment by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) under formal partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the CHP recently collaborated with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOI) on a four-week training session for 30 Ukrainian law enforcement officers. The Ukrainian officers will be responsible for training cadets for Ukraine’s brand new Patrol Police, a key component of Ukraine’s ongoing reform efforts. This CHP training program was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will travel to Paris to mark the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) fourth annual International Jazz Day. During an April 29 reception to honor visiting jazz legends, the Deputy Secretary will make remarks highlighting the American origins of jazz and its evolution into an international language of peace, tolerance, and understanding. A star-studded Jazz Day concert will take place April 30.
Washington, DC - To solidify the partnership between the young people of Egypt and the United States, the U.S. Government is announcing the launch of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative. The United States seeks to provide young Egyptians with the skills to obtain the jobs that will both help Egypt meet the needs of a 21st century economy, with a particular focus on science, technology and entrepreneurship, and on women’s education, and provide meaningful employment to the thousands of Egyptians who enter the work force each year.
Governor Brown to Help Cities Bolster Water Waste Enforcement, Streamline Environmental Review of Water Projects
Sacramento, California - Governor Brown, meeting with mayors from across the state, today announced he will propose legislation to help local officials better enforce conservation requirements and will direct state agencies to streamline environmental review of local water supply projects.