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Long-Term Jobless Face Bleak Christmas After Congress Fails To Pass Benefits Extension

Lawmakers in Washington may be leaving town for the holidays, but for Tommy Donovan, the Congressional vacation couldn’t come at a worse time.

12/19/2013

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Protestors Stage Die-In Outside Downtown LA Federal Building Over Debt Ceiling Lift

Demonstrators wore black clothing and skull masks, carried black roses and held signs with slogans such as, “Cause of death: cuts to meal program.”

10/16/2013

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Tourists, Homebuyers Will Be Impacted In Government Shutdown

At midnight EST Monday, Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill and parts of the federal government officially shut down.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

Dr. Judy Chu represents the 27th Congressional District of California, which includes Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monterey Park.

Pasadena Lawmaker Asks Public For ‘Thoughts’ On Syria Conflict

A Southland lawmaker sought feedback from constituents Tuesday on proposed U.S. military intervention in the crisis in Syria.

09/03/2013

Rep. Darrell Issa (Getty Images)

House Watchdog Issa Tops ‘50 Wealthiest’ In Congress

A Southern California Congressman is the richest man in Congress, according to a new survey.

08/20/2013

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Congresswoman Praises President Obama For Trayvon Martin Comments

President Obama was praised Friday by Rep. Karen Bass for opening up a dialog on race and rare relations following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

07/19/2013

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Federal Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled Monday after Congress failed to take any action against the increase.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

An Indonesian fisherman cuts the fin of a shark in Lampulo fish market in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on March 7, 2013. Humans kill about 100 million sharks each year, mostly for their fins, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and conservationists are warning that dozens of species are under threat. (credit: Chaideer Mahyuddin /AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Rule Could Upend States’ Shark Fin Bans

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

Rep. Tony Cárdenas demands an end to the sequester. (credit: Rep. Cardenas/Facebook)

Member Of House Budget Committee Demands End To Sequester

A member of the House Budget Committee Friday demanded an end to the sequester.

05/03/2013

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LAUSD, Airports, Defense Firms Brace For Budget Cuts

Several local agencies are already preparing for less money from the federal government come Friday.

02/26/2013

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Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Brings Some Relief To Calif.

The deal in Washington to avoid the “fiscal cliff” will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2013

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

LA Faces $22M Budget Shortfall If ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Isn’t Reached

Los Angeles could face at least a $22 million shortfall if a deal isn’t reached in Congress by Tuesday to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” according to the city’s top budget analyst.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2012

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400K In Calif. Face ‘Sudden Stop’ In Jobless Benefits

The California jobless rate inched down slightly in October even as the state issued a dire warning that federal help for the long-term unemployed may soon run out.

11/16/2012

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