Congress

Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

Congress Finally Acts on Conservation Funding

Apr 21, 2016
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  Environmentalists got some good news from Congress this week. Suzanne Potter tells us what it was.

Bruce Robinson

  Fears that Social Security is about to run short of funds are unfounded, a trio of congressmen told a Santa Rosa gathering yesterday. But the 80 year old program has not been updated for 33 years, and is overdue for some adjustments to carry it into the next century.

Congressman Larson's Fact Sheet on HR 1391, the Social Security 2100 Act, can be read here. The full text of the measure is here.

Dam Removal Awaits Congressional Confirmation

Nov 9, 2015
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  A hard-won agreement to remove some dams on the Klamath River now needs action  from Congress to finalize it. But time for that is running out. Chris Thomas has the story.

Congress Eyes Mental Health Measures

Sep 30, 2015

  The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 is one of three similar bills awaiting action in Washington, D.C that have the potential to support and expand mental health services here in the North Bay.

Privatization May Threaten California Parklands

May 20, 2015
Photo of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, courtesy of NASA.

  Yet another  brewing legislative battle in Washington could change Californians' access to some popular public lands. Lori Abbot has a report.