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California State Parks Warns of Drowning Risks Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

With the long holiday weekend upon us, California State Parks is alerting water enthusiasts to take life-saving precautions for themselves and their loved ones.  Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day, but it can easily be prevented by educating children and adults about water safety and lifesaving techniques.

Rep. Cook’s Jobs and Conservation Bill Passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Two Amendments by Congressman Garamendi Accepted into FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that two of his amendments were unanimously accepted into the so-called Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.

LaMalfa Supports Comprehensive Aviation Reform

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The bill will transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate, not-for-profit entity, which will ensure America’s aviation system moves into the modern era.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Residential Water Conservation

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today introduced the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act, a bipartisan bill to encourage residential water conservation and stormwater management programs.

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment by forcing property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Stealing Homeless Individuals’ IDs and Using Them to Seek...

A California resident pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California

Campaign launched to educate California residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment California Research & Policy Center is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Californians about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy

Congressman Lowenthal Bill Will Create Dedicated Revenue Source To Invest In Crumbling National Freight...

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) today introduced bipartisan legislation which will create a dedicated revenue source to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness by investing in the rebuilding of our crumbling national freight infrastructure

LaMalfa Votes to Streamline Permitting for Water Infrastructure

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the single lead agency to coordinate all reviews, analysis, and permitting of construction of new water infrastructure.

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS ANGELES VA CAMPUS

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.

Attorneys General Becerra & Schneiderman: Trump Administration Violated the Law By Not Publishing Energy...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its failure to comply with the law and publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency standards for five products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers and commercial packaged boilers.

Mayor Faulconer Exercises Veto Power to Restore Funding for Election

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer used his veto powers to make several changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, including increasing election funding and adding funds to bolster police officer recruitment and retention efforts

Reps. Cárdenas, Duncan Introduce Smart Stop Light Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) introduced the Less Traffic with Smart Stop Lights Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would create a Smart Technology Traffic Signals Grant Program at the Department of Transportation. These grants would be used to modernize stoplight signals and, in turn, would reduce traffic, improve safety, reduce fuel costs, and lessen air pollution.

LaMalfa Supports the President’s Rural Infrastructure Proposal

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump outlined his vision for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants for rural areas to create funding for additional infrastructure projects and repair existing infrastructure.

Rep. McNerney Pushes for Investment in California Water Infrastructure

As the current administration prepares to announce elements of its infrastructure proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation calling for the authorization of 23 water recycling projects to bolster California’s water infrastructure and bring more stability to the region’s water supply.

Trump Nominee Should Recuse Himself from Cadiz Water Project

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior, to recuse himself from all matters concerning the Cadiz water extraction project. Bernhardt is currently the head of the natural resources division at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the lobbying firm that is representing Cadiz.

Pelosi Statement on Trump’s Trojan Horse Infrastructure Plan

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the first day of President Trump's so-called "infrastructure week": “Bold, job-creating investments in our crumbling infrastructure system can and should be a bipartisan priority.

Lofgren announces federal funding for Mineta Airport infrastructure & safety improvements

Two new federal grants were awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport for infrastructure improvements and the purchase of new safety equipment, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today.

California Senate Passes Landmark Bill for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045

While the world waits to learn if President Trump will abandon the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement, the California State Senate passed a bill today that puts the Golden State on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity.

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Special Interests Dim Opportunity For California To Commit To 100% Clean...

Despite overwhelming support from 76% of its constituents, the California State Assembly deferred a vote on Friday on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what’s best for the Golden State and the will of the people, utility companies and electrical unions succeeded in their last-minute ploy to push the bill to next year’s legislative session

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AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Knowledge and Education for Your Success, Inc. (KEYS), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the San Bernardino Housing Authority, received $625,325 in renewal funding for the fifth consecutive year from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program aims to provide services to low-income veterans and their families who are living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.