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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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LA To Receive $2.1 Billion To Extend Subway Into Beverly Hills

Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles’ growing public transit network — this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

05/20/2014

Sandra Fluke has decided to run for the state legislature - here she addresses the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 2012 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Activist Sandra Fluke Says She’ll Run For State Senate

The Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat

02/05/2014

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Gov. Brown Calls Congressional Drought Bill ‘Divisive’

Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that a Republican effort in Congress to address California’s unprecedented drought is an “unwelcome and divisive intrusion” in the state’s efforts to address the crisis by pitting water users against one another.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/03/2014

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Former Controller Wendy Greuel Announces Run For Waxman’s Congressional Seat

Former mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel announced Thursday that she plans to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/31/2014

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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

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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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