WASHINGTON | Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week’s gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. “Our officials are in pretty much constant contact,” Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters after meetings Thursday with her counterpart, U.S. Trade … Continue reading Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON | Telling men to ‘step up,’ Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

WASHINGTON — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted requests for sexual favors” or committed verbal or physical harrassment of a sexual nature since … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Telling men to ‘step up,’ Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo | Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegation

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That’s why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless — and … Continue reading GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo | Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegation

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all — under right terms

WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford may personally testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. Ford will tell her story to the Judiciary Committee, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all — under right terms

San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: “A full year after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation and suffering in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, our fellow Americans are still struggling to heal, rebuild and recover. … Continue reading San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

United States | Nunes Introduces Bill to End Capital Gains Taxes on Inflation

United States – Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to eliminate capital gains taxes on inflation. By ending this unfair tax, the Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act (H.R 6444) will encourage both individual and business investment that will expand the economy and create jobs. “This bill will continue … Continue reading United States | Nunes Introduces Bill to End Capital Gains Taxes on Inflation

Thousand Oaks, CA | CONGRESSWOMAN BROWNLEY VISITS SMITHS INTERCONNECT IN THOUSAND OAKS AS PART OF “JULIA AT YOUR JOB” TOUR

Thousand Oaks, CA – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) toured Smiths Interconnect, located in Thousand Oaks, a company that designs, manufactures, and tests precision antennas and antenna systems, on Tuesday. She met with Smiths Interconnect employees and saw firsthand the critical role local manufacturers play in our region’s economy as part of her “Julia at … Continue reading Thousand Oaks, CA | CONGRESSWOMAN BROWNLEY VISITS SMITHS INTERCONNECT IN THOUSAND OAKS AS PART OF “JULIA AT YOUR JOB” TOUR