House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in San Francisco Friday she was optimistic that Congress could soon pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday urging the inclusion of same-sex couples in any immigration bill as a message to Congress.
East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.
After spending 16 years in congress, along with stints as director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Chief of Staff, CIA Director, and – most recently – Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta says it has been “a hell of a ride, as they say, for the son of Italian immigrants.”
The federal Government Accountability Office is giving generally good grades to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s business plan to build a $68 billion bullet train.
A bipartisan group of 109 members of Congress signed a letter on Wednesday urging that the FBI add new categories in its tracking of hate crimes.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s largest gun-rights group.
Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.
Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.