Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s emergency drought relief proposal:
Congressman Vargas, with the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Hold Operation Choke Point Hearing
Washington, DC - On Tuesday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) will join his colleagues on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for a Hearing regarding the role of the FDIC in Operation Chokepoint.
N’Djamena, Chad - U.S. Ambassador to Chad James Knight broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena today, a milestone in the enduring friendship with the Republic of Chad.
Congressman Vargas Pushes for Health Care Programs in Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
Washington, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) and a group of bipartisan legislators submitted letters urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies to fund essential health care programs for our nation’s veterans during the 2016 Fiscal Year.
Sacramento, California - Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen to announce legislation to help local communities cope with the ongoing, devastating drought. The $1 billion package will expedite bond funding to make the state more resilient to the disastrous effects of climate change and help ensure that all Californians have access to local water supplies.
West Lafayette, Indiana - Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday.