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On February 25, President Obama announced the White House would be “as aggressive as we can” in giving temporary resident status to 4 million undocumented people in the US. If you’ve been in the country for five years or more, have kids who are legal residents, and if you can pass a criminal background check, you are the kind of immigrant the President wants to keep around.
San Diego, CA – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the chief United States official on international trade, came to San Diego Tuesday to highlight California as a national model for why President’ Obama’s historic trade agenda is central to his State of the Union theme of Middle Class Economics: because exports and trade unlock economic opportunity for Americans.
Congressman Scott Peters, whose 52nd District includes La Jolla, has launched the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for district high school students.
March 31, 2015 – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) spoke at the naming ceremony of the new federal courthouse downtown. Davis played a central role in securing construction funding and working with the community on the name for the courthouse. The courthouse will be designated the Judge James M. Carter and Judge Judith N. Keep Federal Courthouse at the Judge John S.
After several straight months of positive numbers on jobs and unemployment, the American economy finally looks poised for recovery.
But under the hood, the engine of American job growth might be sputtering.
Days ahead of a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-FL-2, has co-sponsored a bill that would tie the pay of Congress members to the fate of the DHS funding.
“In North Florida, you have to do your job to get a paycheck – the same rules should apply to Congress,” Rep. Graham said in a statement.
Democratic legislation unveiled in the House would withhold lawmakers' pay if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuts down on Saturday.
Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), the bill's sponsor, said members of Congress should go without pay if they miss the deadline for DHS funding.
Reps. Suzan DelBene, Scott Peters and Kyrsten Sinema have all been named honorary house co-chairs for think tank Third Way. Third Way has been called 'incorrigible pragmatists' and 'radical centrists' - and if you ask me, Washington could use a little more of this kind of thinking," Sinema said in a statement.
For the first time since becoming the District 2 Councilmember in 2014, Lorie Zapf made an appearance before the Pacific Beach Town Council.
At the PBTC’s monthly general meeting - held at the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy auditorium on Feb. 18 - Zapf addressed a crowd of about 100, the largest assembly to date, according to past president Ed Reay.