Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Washington, DC…We’ve been monitoring this virus and preparing a response since back in December, but it’s more than that. Preparing for these kinds of outbreaks is part of daily life at HHS and for America’s public health professionals. Preparedness is a day job around here. We are constantly making investments, training personnel at all levels, […]

Governor Newsom on Supreme Court’s Decision on Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

Governor Newsom on Supreme Court’s Decision on Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the public charge rule that targets low-income immigrant families: “The effects of today’s Supreme Court decision on the “public charge” rule will be devastating. Because of the “public charge” rule, families are already going hungry […]

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Washington, DC…To honor Holocaust victims, to preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, the Department of State, working with Congress, intends to contribute an additional $2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. This contribution is in addition to the $15 […]

EPA Announces Final WOTUS Navigable Waters Rule

EPA Announces Final WOTUS Navigable Waters Rule

Washington, DC…The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).  This rule has been an ongoing effort to reverse the previous WOTUS rule adopted in 2012, which RCRC opposed as a jurisdictional overreach, and inappropriate expansion of […]

China Increases Import of Hemp from United States

China Increases Import of Hemp from United States

Washington, DC…As part of phase-one of the U.S.-China trade agreement, which was agreed to and signed last week, China will now be required to import significantly more hemp from the United States. The crop is one of more than 200 agricultural products that China agreed to import on a larger scale over the next two […]

RCRC Installs 2020 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards

RCRC Installs 2020 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards

Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2020 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel was installed as Chair, Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless was installed as First Vice Chair, and Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller was installed as Second […]

Supreme Court Backs Trump Administration’s Public Charge Immigrant Policy

Supreme Court Backs Trump Administration’s Public Charge Immigrant Policy

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Becerra today issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay the nationwide injunction on the public charge rule. As a result of the ruling, the Trump Administration will be allowed to restart its efforts to implement its harmful public charge rule while litigation is ongoing. The rule unnecessarily […]

11 Arrested for Multimillion Dollar Recycling Fraud Scheme

11 Arrested for Multimillion Dollar Recycling Fraud Scheme

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and CalRecycle Acting Director Ken DaRosa today announced the arrest of and filing of charges against 11 individuals for allegedly defrauding California’s beverage container recycling program by importing ineligible beverage containers sold in Arizona and Nevada to redeem them for the recycling value of such containers sold in California. […]

Calaveras County Debt Advisory Committee Meeting January 30,10:00 am (Updated)

Calaveras County Debt Advisory Committee Meeting January 30,10:00 am (Updated)

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Administrative Office will hold a meeting of the County Debt Advisory Committee on January 30, 2020 in the Board Overflow Room in Building A of the Government Center.  The Purpose of the meeting is to examine financing options for the HVAC replacement project.  The HVAC replacement has been a priority […]

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the loss of American firefighters who were the crew on one of California’s critical firefighting aircraft, while fighting wildfires in Australia: “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters. We […]

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action with Labor Agreements & More on January 28th

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action with Labor Agreements & More on January 28th

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action with Labor Agreements & More on January 28th Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 1/28/2020 8:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet Call to Order Roll Call CLOSED SESSION AGENDA 1. Conference with legal counsel; […]

Governor Newsom on Death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective 1.21.20

Governor Newsom on Death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective 1.21.20

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Amber Joy Leist: “Jennifer and I were saddened to learn of the tragic death of Detective Amber Leist. Her compassion for others and commitment to help those in need never wavered. Our thoughts and condolences are […]

2020 Census Starts in Toksook Bay, Alaska

2020 Census Starts in Toksook Bay, Alaska

Toksook Bay, Alaska….Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham kicked off the 2020 Census in the remote Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay — counting the first person and household in the nation’s once a decade count. “The 2020 Census is critically important. No matter where you live, you need to be counted,” said […]

President Trump at World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland

President Trump at World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland

Davos, Switzerland…Well, thank you very much, Klaus. And a very special congratulations on your 50th year hosting the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. A truly amazing achievement. It’s an honor to address the distinguished members of this organization for the second time as President. When I spoke at this forum two years ago, […]

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