Articles Tagged With ‘Congress’




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Carbajal to go to inauguration but not in support of Trump

Freshman Congressman Salud Carbajal will not join many of his fellow House Democrats in boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Despite vowing to attend the inauguration, Carbajal is adamant the president-elect is a man he does not respect. “I... (Continue reading)

Trump references aplenty in Fareed-Carbajal debate

During a televised congressional candidates debate, Democrat Salud Carbajal tried to pin Republican Justin Fareed to derogatory comments presidential candidate Donald Trump has made, while Fareed accused Carbajal of being a “machine politician” who serves the Democratic establishment. Carbajal and... (Continue reading)

Outside money pouring into Central Coast congressional race

The 24th Congressional District race has generated the sixth largest amount of outside spending among House races nationwide during the current election cycle, according to figures compiled by Washington D.C.-based think tank the Center for Responsive Politics. The District 24... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Police chief testifies about criminal aliens

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said Thursday at a congressional hearing that the United States is running a catch and release program for criminal aliens that is putting the public at risk, during his testimony to... (Continue reading)

Top fundraiser in congressional race has personal finance woes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The leading fundraiser in the District 24 Congressional race to replace retiring Lois Capps also leads the top four candidates in credit card debt and history of foreclosure notices and federal tax liens. Republicans Katcho Achadjian and... (Continue reading)

Allegations of intimidation and retaliation mar Congressional race

By KAREN VELIE With the June primary less then four months away, entrenched Democratic party leaders are backing Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal for the 24th District congressional seat while supporters of his chief Democratic rival, Santa Barbara Mayor... (Continue reading)

Which California representatives talk the most?

Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke more often than 47 of California’s 53 House representatives in 2015, but she did not address her colleagues even half as many times as one California congressman. [LA Times] Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke on the House... (Continue reading)

How California congressmen voted on Syrian refugee bill

Eight House Democrats from California crossed party lines Thursday and voted for a bill that will make it difficult for the Obama Administration to carry out its plan to resettle refugees from Syria and Iraq in the United States. [LA... (Continue reading)

Fareed skips debate for football game

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A young Republican congressional candidate skipped a debate hosted by the Santa Barbara County Young Republicans last month in order to attend his alma mater’s college football game. The move has prompted a dispute between the Young... (Continue reading)

McCarthy drops out of house speaker race

Republican California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn from the race to become speaker of the house despite being the leading candidate for the position. McCarthy made the announcement Thursday shortly before House Republicans were going to vote on their nominee... (Continue reading)



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