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One month from now, California Gov. Jerry Brown, a expel of state lawmakers, a billionaire environmental romantic and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be blending it adult during a United Nations limit on meridian change in Paris.
Reporter Chris Megerian, who will be in Paris to cover California’s participation during a globally watched event, has a authority on Brown’s goals as he attempts to make a conflict opposite meridian change a executive partial of his legacy.
He reports that Brown and Tom Steyer have been present a minute on a governor’s stationery seeking people to join them in Paris, to “share California’s success stories with universe leaders and to titillate other business leaders to support identical efforts.” They contend supervision and business can “come together,” and a Brown mouthpiece pronounced a invited companies are concerned in appetite and technology, along with those who work in healthcare, banking and consumer product sectors.
Megerian also has a who’s who of those creation a journey, including Senate personality Kevin de León of Los Angeles, effusive Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego and her selected replacement, Anthony Rendon of Lakewood.
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A CONGRESSWOMAN’S PERSONAL BATTLE
Sarah Wire reports that Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough), who once spoke on a House building about her possess abortion, asked to be reserved to a newly shaped House Select Committee questioning claims that Planned Parenthood profited from providing fetal hankie to researchers.
“We should direct truth. Period,” Speier said. “I’m indeed gratified a cabinet has been combined given we consider it’s going to once again put a spotlight on what has turn a infamous debate by some.” Read a story.
DEMOCRATS WANT SYRIAN REFUGEES
Wire also reports that Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Dan Donovan (R-NY), along with 60 members of Congress, urged President Obama to pierce fast to extend charitable release to Syrians who have already-approved newcomer petitions and family in a United States.
In a letter, Schiff and Donovan write that such a release module would yield puncture service to some-more than 7,000 Syrian families — or an estimated 20,000 particular men, women and children — who already have upheld initial credentials checks though for whom no visa is now accessible due to annual numerical stipulations on issuances. Twenty-three California members sealed a letter.
Reps. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and George Holding (R-N.C.), co-chairmen of a House Caucus on India and Indian Americans, distinguished a Hindu festival of Diwali during an eventuality that drew hundreds to a Library of Congress Wednesday night.
This is a third year Bera, a usually Indian American now in Congress, has hold a event.
– Voters will have a chance to confirm if porn stars should be compulsory to wear condoms.
– Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) made a God joke, that Janet Yellen didn’t seem to take into consideration.
– Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) is asking for a Justice Department examine into because Chinese American scientists are being arrested and afterwards released.
– George Skelton writes in his column that Brown is angry too most about antithesis to his delta tunnels project, given feud is democratic, after all.
– Seema Mehta looks at Ben Carson’s devout bottom and asks if he can enhance it.
– Mike Memoli on Donald Trump holding partial in the still-quaint tradition of filing candidacy papers in New Hampshire.
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