Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Our country is in the midst of a heated and corrosive debate over what protections the law should afford to religious liberties. The matter reached its boiling point on March 17 when Indiana passed a now amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was, with significant variations, patterned on the federal 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Washington, DC - President Obama is committed to combating the health impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations. We know climate change is not is not a distant threat, we are already seeing impacts in communities across the country. And while most Americans see climate change hitting their communities through extreme weather events - from more severe droughts and wildfires to more powerful hurricanes and record heat waves - there are other threats climate change poses to the American people.
Sacramento, California - The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed a bill today authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which would create the Metal Theft Task Force within the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The metal theft legislation would also direct DOJ to award grants based on a number of criteria to determine where the most pressing needs are for additional funding.
Santa Barbara, California - Statistics show there has never been a better time to be a woman. As of 2014, there were almost 9.1 million female-owned businesses in the United States, generating more than $1.4 trillion (yes, with a "T") in revenue. The percentage of women who are household breadwinners is rising. Young American women are 33 percent more likely than their male peers to have earned a college degree by age 27. And around the world, women hold several of the highest offices in the land.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I honor all Roma on International Roma Day.
Washington, DC - Congressman David McKinley of West Virginia is keeping the focus on health care and the challenges faced by the nation's seniors. He sponsored a summit at Fairmont State University last week that attracted a wide variety of experts, featured a 14-member panel consisting of politicians, doctors and other health care providers.