NY Congresswoman Urges Open White House Press BriefingsA New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones Announces Bid For CongressJones announced his bid at a press conference Monday in Rancho Cordova. A Republican, Jones will be competing against Democratic Representative Ami Bera for the county's 7th Congressional District.
Pope Francis Urges Congress To Embrace MigrantsStanding before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of the legislators.
Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' In Letter To CongressPlanned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
Feinstein: Bypass Congress To Create 3 Desert MonumentsU.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.
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.
$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects 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.
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.
Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near EndGeneral 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.
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.
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.
Congress Focuses On Dams Amid California's DroughtCalifornia'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."