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$2.2T Stimulus Strengthens Valley vs. COVID-19: Costa

Congressman Jim Costa had more than two trillion reasons to fly in and out of Washington, D.C., to cast a single vote Friday. Costa (D-Fresno) took a red-eye flight Thursday night so he could vote for the $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help Americans cop...
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Extra $11M Coming for Friant-Kern Canal Repairs

Repair work on the Friant-Kern Canal is getting $11 million in new federal funding, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday. The funds are coming from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. They are in addition to $2.35 million that Congress designated t...
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Trump: New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico to Boost US Growth

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare" of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. “This is a cutti...
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Buckle Up: What to Watch as Impeachment Trial Takes off

WASHINGTON — Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric. “I'm going to be stuck in Washington for God knows how long." — Sen. Bernie Sanders But ...