Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied for transportation funds on Capitol Hill Thursday.
Representatives from firms like Apple and Google testified on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee tapped to investigate what’s being called “Locationgate”.
Republicans are relishing the coming of a new day on Capitol Hill. But across the country in California, the party of Nixon and Reagan is drifting toward obscurity.
There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose last week with testimony from Stephen Colbert and his “truthy” alter ego, debate broke out on the proper roles of the many celebrities — from Angelina Jolie to Bono to Elmo — who advocate in Washington.
The comedian and host of “The Colbert Report” told lawmakers on Capitol Hill his one-day stint of picking beans alongside illegal immigrants was “hotter than I like to be”.