January 21, 2009 |
The Senate, acting within hours of President Obama's inauguration, confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries and his budget director Tuesday, but postponed for one day a vote on the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State. Sen.
December 19, 2008 |
Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte), a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department, a Democratic official said Thursday. Obama is expected to announce the selection at a news conference today in Chicago. Solis, 51, would be the third Latino member of Obama's Cabinet, a measure of diversity that has garnered praise from this fast-growing slice of the electorate.
April 16, 2012 |
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Despite strong opposition from his allies in the U.S. labor movement, President Obama said Sunday that he trusted Colombian authorities to improve protections for workers and union leaders as he cleared the final obstacle for implementation of a free trade agreement next month. The decision marks a victory for the U.S. business community, which has pushed the White House to increase commercial opportunities in Colombia's growing economy. The pact eliminates duties on most exports, eases travel restrictions and strengthens intellectual property rights.
August 12, 2010 |
BP ran a pressure test Thursday to figure out whether the final step in its tortured effort to permanently seal its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico is necessary. Federal officials have repeatedly said they will not consider the crippled well dead until BP has drilled into the bottom and plugged it. But engineers have raised the possibility that they may have accomplished that already with last week's "static kill" operation, in which cement was pumped through the well's top into its inner casing.
September 23, 1994 |
A package of eight anti-crime bills designed to restrict minors' unsupervised access to guns, increase the penalty for drive-by shooting convictions and prohibit convicted felons from possessing ammunition has been signed into law by Gov. Pete Wilson. Other approved measures increase penalties for the possession of armor-piercing ammunition and the wearing of a bulletproof vest during the commission of a crime.
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April 9, 2005 |
Army Pvt. Manuel Lopez Sanchez sat straight in his jet-black wheelchair, his face stern and chest out. He was at attention again. But he couldn't hold back his smile. Gathered around the 84-year-old veteran Friday were about 40 family members and friends, standing in the den of his Rosemead home to watch him finally receive eight medals for his service during World War II. As the pillow of medals was placed on his lap, tears welled up and he said, "I don't think I deserve all this.
September 25, 1993 |
Calling it "a grave danger to our children," a group of Latino community leaders said Friday they are launching a grass-roots campaign to defeat Proposition 174, the school voucher initiative on the November ballot. Using telephone pitches, door-to-door canvassing and a series of community meetings, the group will try to counter plans by pro-voucher forces to target Latinos for support.
August 21, 1993 |
Condom manufacturers would be required to provide information about safety tests and failure rates under legislation passed by the state Senate. A 27-6 vote sent the bill (AB 1623) by Assemblywoman Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey) back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments. If approved, the bill would move to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk.
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September 1, 1994
With the arrival of recess in this year's session of the state Legislature, a number of bills are on Gov. Pete Wilson's desk to either be signed into law or vetoed. The following bills are but a few that merit becoming law. AB 2444. California's splendid 1,000-mile coastline requires protection from environmental hazards. AB 2444 seeks to help ensure that--by banning indefinitely new offshore oil drilling in state waters, from Imperial Beach to the Oregon border.
July 11, 2003 |
A high-ranking Mexican official said Thursday that the U.S. would improve its own security through an immigration agreement granting some form of legal status to millions of undocumented migrants in the country and providing an orderly system for workers to come here in the future.