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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Child immigrants on Southwest border draw lawmakers' response

    Child immigrants on Southwest border draw lawmakers' response
    The flood of immigrant children crossing the Southwest border took center stage Thursday on Capitol Hill as a Senate committee moved to provide $100 million to respond to the crisis. In addition, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for measures...
  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
  • 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...
  • Film production tax break bill closer to final passage

    Film production tax break bill closer to final passage
    Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage. The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
  • Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

    An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
  • Policy committee approves film retention bill

    A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
  • Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress

    Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress
    Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however....
  • 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-...
  • California lawmakers weigh tax credit for bomber program

    A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers. On one side is...
  • California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million

    California Arts Council could see state allocation rise to $5 million
    This story has been updated. Please see below for details. It isn't all that the state Legislature's arts allies had hoped for, but the 2014-15 budget recently passed by the Senate and Assembly includes a $5 million increase for the California Arts...
  • California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
  • Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls
    Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January. As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...