Imperial Valley News
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.
Washington, DC - “Cultivating Equality in the Food System” and it focused on the interconnection of women farmers, sustainable global food production, and how we can better support these women and their tireless work.
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $57.9 million in funding, provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), to support project suggestions from across the country to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests, diseases and pathogens, as well as to ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States.
West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University researcher is heading a $5 million federally funded project examining the economic and environmental benefits and costs of storing water on farms in ways for crops to use it when they need it and to reduce nutrients draining into waterways.