The Washington Report

The Washington Report

San Jose airport receives $10 million to kickstart plans for expansion

It’s Christmas in November for airports across the country. On Friday morning, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren announced the Department of Transportation is awarding San Jose’s Mineta International Airport $10 million to revamp its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building. “That’s really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of new stuff coming right behind it,”...

San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren has déjà vu on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House this week held its first televised impeachment hearing on President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukrainian officials. But San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren wasn’t watching. She was sitting in a Judiciary committee hearing, doing something that felt oddly familiar — something she’s done before. “I keep doing these things that remind me of what...

Immigrants in Washington and San Jose await fate amid Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments from lawyers on behalf of government and immigration advocates over the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program. Members of the public who wanted to witness the highly-anticipated hearing started forming a line outside the...

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C — The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that could decide the future of DACA recipients on Tuesday. Three cases, Trump v. NAACP, McAleenan v. Vidal and the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, have been consolidated into one, where the Supreme Court justices are asked...

San Jose congresswoman proposes farmworker immigration bill

San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren on Wednesday announced a new bill, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, that would give undocumented workers in the agricultural industry a path to legal status. Farmworkers who could prove they’ve worked in agriculture and will continue to work in agriculture could qualify for permanent legal status. In an exclusive interview...

On Capitol Hill, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo talks PG&E outages, clean air

WASHINGTON, D.C. — San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo and former California Gov. Jerry Brown testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning before the judiciary committee’s energy subcommittee. The hearing was called to examine President Donald Trump’s proposal to roll back Obama era regulations to freeze greenhouse gas emissions standards at 2020 levels. But before any of...

House passes San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s election interference bill

Just two weeks after she introduced it, San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s election interference bill passed in the House on Wednesday, the same day lawmakers continued an ongoing discussion about Facebook’s role in elections. A bill introduced by Lofgren, H.R. 4617, would require campaigns to report offers of illicit campaign assistance from foreign entities, create...

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