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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff

    Teamsters, prominent Hollywood vendor in high-profile standoff
    As chairman of the California Film Commission, Steve Dayan has championed the cause of fighting runaway production and giving companies more incentive to film in Los Angeles. But, as head of Teamsters Local 399, Dayan finds himself in a high-profile...
  • Maryland senator feels at home in Newport News

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland misses those shipyards in her home state that have closed down. On Wednesday, she made up for lost time during a visit to downtown Newport News, which still has one. Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations...
  • Congress approves funds for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip. With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
  • Assembly bill to protect fire rings won't be heard again this year

    Assembly bill to protect fire rings won't be heard again this year
    An Assembly bill aiming to protect fire rings in Southern California was held back in the state Senate Appropriations Committee and will not be heard again this year. The committee agreed Monday to delay the vote on AB 1102 until Thursday, but the...
  • California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn

    California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn
    The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital. Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • In Hawaii, Democratic battles loom for U.S. Senate, governor

    Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep....
  • Walter Pincus: Cracks in Iron Dome deal?

    Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts. The Israeli state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, along with other mostly Israeli-...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit

    Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit
    Senate President Pro Tem elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sought to assure Hollywood on Wednesday that he was committed to expanding California's film and TV tax credit program. On Tuesday, De León had alarmed many of his constituents in the...
  • Key California State Senator '100-Percent Committed' to Passing Tax Credit Bill

    The day after his chief of staff sent an e-mail to industry officials signaling the lawmaker's opposition to the bill as written, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon said that he was "100-percent committed" to passing legislation to expand and extend...
  • California Senate Committee Approves $400-Million-Per Year Incentives Bill

    A proposed expansion of California's film and TV tax credit to more than $400 million cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee, with the legislation now headed to the Senate floor and likely to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AB 1839, would...