Author: Katie King (Katie King)

South Bay Republican women celebrate historic victories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local conservatives are celebrating as a record number of Republican women prepare to head to the House of Representatives in January. “I am proud that our members reflect who we are,” said Megan Range, the executive director of the Lincoln Club of Northern California. “(Republicans are) not all old white men, contrary...

Local lawmakers being considered for Harris’s senate seat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California Sen. Kamala Harris will soon be sworn in as vice president, and a handful of local legislators could be tapped to fill the senate seat she will leave behind. “We are working through the cattle call of considerations,” Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week. “I want to make sure it’s...

Silicon Valley reacts to Joe Biden winning presidency

After winning Nevada and Pennsylvania four days after the election, Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump on Saturday and will become the 46th president of the United States with Kamala Harris, the first woman Vice President, by his side. With victories in those two states, the former Vice President under Barack Obama harnessed a total...

Silicon Valley incumbents heading back to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Silicon Valley’s congressional incumbents held strong on Election Day with Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna, Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo all retaining their seats. In District 17, Khanna received 75.8 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Ritesh Tandon took 24.2 percent. “I am so honored to have such strong support and want to thank...

Khanna introduces $900 billion bill to expand jobs in science, technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, introduced a bill aimed at expanding job opportunities in science and technology. The 21st Century Jobs Act would allocate $900 billion over 10 years for research and development in emerging technologies, such as climate science, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing. It would further create a Federal...

Free speech vs. censorship: Silicon Valley tech giants questioned by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Republicans accused Silicon Valley tech giants of censorship during a hearing this week intended to examine whether a provision in the Communications Decency Act gives internet companies too much protection. Section 230 has become controversial in recent years because it provides tech companies with broad legal immunity for what its users...

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