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Water Effort Unites Brown, McCarthy, and Feinstein

The Sacramento Bee reports that two leading Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are joining forces with Kevin McCarthy, the most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for California water projects. Feinstein and McCarthy are aiming to...

Good News for Waiters & Dishwashers Is Found in Federal Budget

While federal workers were breathing a sigh of relief that Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown, another group of workers also had reason to cheer. That’s because hidden deep in the $1.3 trillion budget deal that President Donald Trump signed on March 23 was a measure preventing his administration...

A Little Greasy Pork Might Fix What Ails Congress

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill March 22 – only narrowly averting a third government shutdown this year. President Trump then signed the bill into law. Congress’s inability to pass spending bills on schedule has produced unrelenting frustration and criticism by commentators and members of Congress alike. Because the congressional...