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  • House passes the first GOP joint Congressional budget in 10 years
    House passes joint GOP Congressional budget first since Bush era
    The House of Representatives has passed the first Republican joint Congressional budget in a decade on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The budget passed with a vote of 226-197 mostly along party lines, but with 14 Republicans voting with the Democrats...
  • American Lung Association 2015 report shows Valley has worst air in the nation.
    American Lung Association 2015 report shows Valley has worst air in the nation.
    The American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2015 report yesterday and once again, the news is not good for residents of Bakersfield and other San Joaquin Valley cities. Except for ozone concentrations (Los Angeles/Long Beach was...
  • Iran deal deadline June 30, Obama administration works on in spite of Congress
    Iran deal deadline June 30, Obama administration works on in spite of Congress
    On April 20, it was reported that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the "crux" of the next 10 weeks of negotiations would be bargaining over "what steps do they have to start taking in order to start receiving some of...
  • Loretta Lynch and Congress needs to have healthy relationship
    Let's hope Congress and Loretta Lynch can work in harmony together
    Loretta Lynch is now the first African-American Attorney General in the history of America, and some are already predicting that she will go down the same path with Congress as Eric Holder, the man Lynch is replacing, went down during his rocky...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership terms are secret while much of Congress is ambivalent. Why?
    Commentary: Trans-Pacific Partnership in shadows as some in Congress waffle
    As more and more attention is being thrust upon the 2016 presidential race, less scrutiny is being placed on what our current Representatives are doing in Congress. The problem with that is that the issues facing our nation will not wait, nor can...
  • Pacific trade deal ‘suicidal’ for U.S.
    Pacific trade deal ‘suicidal’ for U.S.
    Congress is inching toward fast tracking a Trans-Pacific Partnership that critics call “suicidal.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused President Barack Obama of lying about her and other TPP opponents.By approving “fast track authority...
  • Home auto repair
    Automakers petition Congress to criminalize some home car repairs
    A group of automakers is petitioning Congress and the copyright office to make certain types of home car repairs illegal. The Auto Alliance, composed of 12 major car manufacturers, made a push on April 22 to stretch the Digital Millennium...
  • Benghazi will open in time for Election 2016
    Scrap Hillary for whom else?
    First of all, know that Republicans want to hang Hillary for the Benghazi disaster. Let’s define “Benghazi disaster” in no uncertain terms. The American outpost was established prematurely and in haste because President Obama...
  • Mitch McConnell
    Mitch McConnell introduces bill to extend Patriot Act spying powers
    The Patriot Act’s extremely unpopular surveillance program that has been decried by both the left and the right repeatedly since its inception gained a supporter on April 21. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday...
  • Rep. Lipinski takes action to protect the U. S. workers
    Rep. Lipinski takes action to protect the U. S. workers
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still being negotiated with eleven major counties in secret and earlier this month a bill was introduced to limiting Congress and the Senate a simple yes-or-no vote, by a simple majority within 90 days on any...
  • U.S. Congress on the move with bipartisan actions
    U.S. Congress on the move with bipartisan actions
    Politico reported breaking news yesterday that the Senate has reached a deal to pass a bipartisan human trafficking bill which clears the way for a confirmation vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch later this month. "There is a...
  • Map the Meal Gap 2015 released
    Learn about hunger in your congressional district
    A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.Using this tool, you can even find out the...
  • Cooperation and goodwill alive in the U.S. Congress?
    Cooperation and goodwill alive in the U.S. Congress?
    One senator stated, "There's just a huge pent-up demand to actually get something done, on both sides." Can it be that the hopes and prayers of the people are being answered and fulfilled though a new fresh breathe of a cooperative...
  • Food for Peace needs funding
    Congress must hear the cries of hunger from abroad
    As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.In fact, one of these came at a recent Congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included...
  • Get Congress in order before it blows the deal with Iran
    Get Congress in order before it blows deal with Iran
    If the United States of America, at this time, had a Congress whether Republican led or Democrat led that operated not out of ill-conceived notions or tendencies, nor prejudices, greed, ambition, personal idiosyncrasies---then maybe we could take...
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