CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2003 |
Federal lawmakers are seeking $31.5 million in aid for Valley Center avocado growers whose crops have been quarantined by an infestation of Mexican fruit flies. Ten U.S. representatives from California made the request this week in a letter to Henry Bonilla, chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee on agriculture. Nearly half of all avocados grown in California come from San Diego County, according to the California Avocado Commission.
January 20, 2002 |
The Republican National Committee's winter meeting ended Saturday with party leaders pledging to win over Latinos and other minorities who have historically supported Democrats. Addressing Republicans who have been meeting in President Bush's home state since Thursday, Rep. Henry Bonilla said he was proof that Latinos could fit in with the GOP. "By its very nature, the Hispanic culture is one of conservative values. They share already so many principles with us," Bonilla said.
August 5, 2005 |
An influential House Republican spoke out Thursday against renaming one of Washington's main streets in honor of former President Reagan, calling the proposal "ridiculous." Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-Texas) had introduced a bill July 28 "to redesignate the street in the District of Columbia known as 16th Street Northwest as Ronald Reagan Boulevard." The street runs from the northern tip of the city to the White House. But Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.
November 22, 2006 |
More than a week after Republican Rep. Heather A. Wilson claimed a razor-thin election victory, her Democratic challenger conceded Tuesday, saying a recount would cost too much and there was no guarantee it would reverse the result. In Ohio, Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican, clinched reelection Tuesday. Additional ballot counts gave her an insurmountable edge of about 3,200 votes over Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin.
July 7, 2000 |
The Republicans have named three members of Congress--one Latino, one woman and one African American--to leadership roles for a national convention they hope will present an image of diversity. Reps. Henry Bonilla of Texas, Jennifer Dunn of Washington state and J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma will be deputy permanent co-chairs of the convention that begins July 31 in Philadelphia, GOP convention spokesman Tim Fitzpatrick said Thursday. The permanent chairman is House Speaker J.
December 13, 2006 |
Former Democratic congressman Ciro Rodriguez soundly defeated seven-term Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla on Tuesday in an unusual runoff to decide one of the nation's last unresolved House races. With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Rodriguez led Bonilla, 54% to 45%. Bonilla "has already conceded the race and called former congressman Rodriguez and indicated he would do anything he can do to help in the transition," Bonilla spokesman Phil Ricks said. On Nov.