Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The President is committed to addressing the climate change threat - both by taking action here at home and showing leadership on the world stage. As part of his commitment to lead by example to curb the emissions that are driving climate change, today President Obama will issue an Executive Order that will cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels - saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in avoided energy costs - and increase the share of electricity the Federal Government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent.
Calexico, California - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee will hold a two-part hearing in Southern California focused on California's role in managing binational river water quality issues as well as ensuring border communities, especially disadvantaged communities, are not left behind in water quality restoration efforts.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the March 18 pardon and release of Bashir Suleymanli, the Executive Director of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center in Azerbaijan, as well as three others considered by Azerbaijani NGOs to have been incarcerated for their civic activism.
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.