• IID Forms Coachella Valley Energy Commission

    The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors officially announced the formation of the Coachella Valley Energy Commission in Tuesday’s meeting. Representation for the Coachella Valley has been long requested and will be tasked with providing immediate representation for the energy needs in parts of our valley. Leaders on both sides are calling this move a […]

  • Lawmakers react after coronavirus briefing: ‘I do not think we’re prepared’

    (CNN) — House lawmakers emerged from a briefing on coronavirus on Friday with Democrats saying that the country is not prepared to deal with the public health threat, while Republicans were less critical but still said that more needs to be done to combat the spread of the disease. “This is potentially an enormous issue for the […]

  • Inland Empire Lawmaker Lambastes Planned Parenthood for Condom Messages

    A Riverside County lawmaker Thursday castigated Planned Parenthood for sending Valentine’s Day greetings that contained condoms with messages he said were obscene and designed to intimidate legislators, and he asked for bipartisan condemnation of the action. Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Menifee, said his office was one of many in the Legislature to receive packages with condoms […]

  • Top Republican slams Trump’s plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall as unconstitutional

    (CNN) — The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump Thursday, slamming the administration’s plan to divert $3.83 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall construction as unconstitutional and pledging to take action after lawmakers were notified of the move by the Department of Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry, […]

  • Lawmakers say CBP admits breaching protocol targeting Iranian Americans

    Customs and Border Protection admitted to inappropriately targeting Iranian Americans and breaching agency protocol last month when travelers were held at the northern US border, according to lawmakers who met with government officials about the incident. Last month, reports surfaced that Iranian Americans were detained at the Blaine crossing in Washington state in the wake of […]

  • Controversial Trump tax break under investigation by Treasury watchdog

    The Treasury Department’s inspector general has opened an inquiry into a controversial tax break used by close allies of President Donald Trump. The review into the agency’s Opportunity Zone program is in response to a request from three Democratic lawmakers, said Acting Treasury Inspector General Richard Delmar. The program, created by the 2017 GOP tax bill, allows […]

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