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It’s not uncommon to hear baby boomers regale their kids and grandkids with tales of the good old days when flipping burgers and a little bit of help from your parents was all it took to afford a college education.
Now one lawmaker is drawing on that experience as inspiration to help today’s student loan borrowers pay back their debts.
Two San Diego Congressmen from opposing parties shared the annual “Tech Legislator of the Year” award Thursday from an international trade association for top technology companies.
Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican, and Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat, shared the Information Technology Industry Council‘s award in the House of Representatives.
People often call Rep. Scott Peters’ office with a question that doesn’t have a good answer: How do I get a space in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery?
The bad news isn’t new news. You basically can’t.
The iconic Point Loma veterans cemetery has been closed to new casket burials since 1966, and the last open niche for ashes was filled in 2014.
President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stating that his ouster was required to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.
Rep. Scott Peters called President Trump’s firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey a “brazen assault” on American democracy.
“Firing law enforcement officers who may be investigating you or your associates and then appointing their replacements is something that happens in dictatorships — not in the United States of America,” said the Democratic Congressman from La Jolla.
In our last column, Darrell Issa (R-49), Duncan Hunter (R-50), and Susan Davis (D-53) had each held town hall events in their respective districts, and as we noted at the time, the tenor of the gatherings was much different for the Republican members of Congress than it was for Susan Davis — her town hall was much friendlier than those of her colleagues.
In February, in his joint address to Congress, President Trump promised to work with both parties to promote clean air and clean water. The president’s actions, however, do not reflect the words he delivered to us that day. Among his first actions: appointing an Environmental Protection Agency administrator who made his name trying to block that very agency from keeping our water clean.
Biometric identification technologies could be a key tool not only for bolstering immigration security, but also to negotiate the stormy political landscape that surrounds a planned border wall.
"We're looking for ways to make the border work more efficiently, not shut it down," said Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) in remarks at the Connect ID conference in Washington.
Mike Rounds is the junior Republican US Senator from South Dakota and serves on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. Scott Peters is the Democratic US Representative from California's 52nd district and serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
The debate over President Trump’s proposed border wall intensified this week, with opponents saying the barrier would be ineffective and a costly mistake.
Building "a big, beautiful wall" on the Southern border was Trump’s signature promise during his campaign, winning him support from advocates for hard-line immigration reform.