“I woke up inspired to listen today.”
“Thank you so much for this event. My heart is larger from listening to our brave and dedicated veterans.”
These are quotes from two members of the community who had not served in combat and recently attended a special Veterans Town Hall in Balboa Park, sharing their forum experience.
Recent reports about the national debt have mistakenly conflated benefits from Social Security and Medicare with the national debt. Let’s be clear, Social Security and Medicare are not drivers of the national debt.
It only took seven months but Republicans in Congress finally fulfilled President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. The president asked Congress for $1.8 billion back in February.
On Sept. 28, Congress sent the president a spending bill, which included $1.1 billion for Zika.
On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation — the Voting Rights Act (VRA) — into law. It knocked down barriers many states had put in place that disenfranchised minority voters.
The impact of the new law was immediate. Nearly a million African-Americans registered to vote in the first four years after the VRA was signed into law.
Ask any teacher and they will tell you it takes strength and perseverance to lead a classroom. Grading papers, inspiring students, calling parents, and moving from one subject or class to another, are some of the tireless activities we think of that teachers toil away at throughout their long working days.
Pride Month is a time to celebrate our progress and to recommit toward total equality today.
With the shooting deaths of 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, this year’s Pride activities will take a somber tone.
Nothing brought home the future effects that climate change will have on us more acutely than the massive methane gas leak that struck Porter Ranch in California.
The health impacts were startling. Resident’s reported instances of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, or nosebleeds. Children, who can be particularly vulnerable, were among those reporting illnesses.
Hearing from my constituents is an important and rewarding part of my job as a Member of Congress. Since my job is to represent my constituents, I can only do it well if I know what’s on their minds.
When members of Congress take the oath of office, we swear we will “faithfully discharge the duties of the office.” It is not an oath we should take lightly, which is why it was so disappointing to hear Republicans say they won’t even consider a Supreme Court nominee, declaring that the next president
For many children, the arrival of summer can mean summer camp or a family vacation. For millions of low-income children, however, summer can mean wondering where they’ll get their next meal. For years, many children eligible for free and reduced priced meals have been unable to access meals during their summer break, making hunger an unnecessary part of their summer months.