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Democratic Rep. Ami Bera Will Attend Israeli Prime Minister’s Speech Before Congress

President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders say they won’t attend a speech by Israel’s prime minister, because of its timing, though one local representative will be in Washington. Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address Congress on Tuesday, just two weeks out from his election in his home country.

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Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian

Democrats Pick Up Another Congressional Seat

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar has won an open congressional seat in Southern California, giving Democrats a measure of good news to counter the GOP’s rout nationally.

11/07/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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Poll: Voters Say Congress Doing Lousy Job

A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

04/15/2014

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West Coast Lawmakers Seek Funding For Quake Alert

Two dozen U.S. lawmakers from California, Washington and Oregon are calling for funding of an earthquake warning system designed to give residents a few seconds of notice of imminent shaking after a quake occurs.

04/03/2014

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Congress Focuses On Dams Amid California’s Drought

California’s drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a “holy war in some ways.”

03/23/2014

A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.

03/19/2014

Local Business Government Shutdown

Sacramento Businesses Will Feel Sting Of Federal Government Shutdown

And with those workers staying home, businesses like Steve Graham’s deli will be hurting. He won’t be furloughed, but he’s planning on taking a hit when hungry government workers don’t come in for lunch.

09/30/2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris participates in TheWrap's 'The Power Of Leadership' brunch at Scarpetta on Dec. 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TheWrap)

California AG Lobbies Congress, DOJ For More Money For Police

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to lobby Congress and the Justice Department for more money to hire state and local law enforcement officers.

02/27/2013

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Opinion: New Beginnings

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.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

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.

01/04/2013

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