Posted by Michael Doyle on January 27, 2015
The never-sending search for a California water bill showed, perhaps, a little progress Tuesday as seven Democratic House members met for over an hour with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The late-morning meeting in Feinstein’s third-floor Senate office was the first of its kind in the new Congress.
“It was a constructive conversation,” said Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
Exactly how constructive, though, is a matter for speculation, as each of the House members exited the private meeting with their lips effectively sealed. One participant, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, briefly explained the group no-comment by saying that “all of us are interested in building trust.”
Posted by Michael Doyle on January 26, 2015
The U.S.-Mexico border drew Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and 20 other House members for a bipartisan fact-finding trip that concluded Monday. Led by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, the members visited San Diego; Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona; and McAllen, Texas.
Posted by John Ellis on January 23, 2015
Sanger Democrat Amanda Renteria was soundly beaten last year in her bid to oust Hanford Republican David Valadao from Congress.
Posted by David Siders on January 23, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a reliable source of entertainment – and inspiration – for California Republicans, will keynote the state party’s spring convention, organizers said Friday.
Posted by John Ellis on January 21, 2015
Tehachapi Republican Phil Wyman, a former state legislator who unsuccessfully ran last year for state attorney general, is now considering a campaign for the U.S. Senate held by Barbara Boxer, who will retire at the end of her term next year.
Posted by Michael Doyle on January 21, 2015
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin on Wednesday talked water, transportation and crime-fighting while attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual winter conference. With snow falling part of the day, Swearengin met with officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to discuss the drought and water deliveries in the San Joaquin Valley.