The Washington Report

The Washington Report

Exclusive Q&A: U.S. House District 18 candidate Rep. Anna Eshoo

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Rishi Kumar. Eshoo was elected to Congress in 1992 and currently chairs the Subcommittee on Health and serves on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Eshoo and Kumar were recently given the opportunity to answer the same 10 questions from San...

South Bay groups weigh in on Supreme Court nomination — and what it could mean for women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Judge Amy Coney Barrett appears poised to be confirmed to the Supreme Court next week — and her potential confirmation could have significant impacts on the future of women’s rights for generations. “This is the first time in American history that we have nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life and embraces...

Witnesses warn Congress misinformation may disillusion voters but Santa Clara County confident

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress must take swift action to combat voting misinformation and foreign interference in the November election, according to witnesses who testified this week before the House Subcommittee on Elections. “If foreign countries are able to interfere in our elections, it undermines faith in the entire electoral process,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena...

South Bay legislator says ‘crisis of confidence’ in a vaccine could hurt nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination development process is of utmost importance, according to Rep. Anna Eshoo. “The goal must be to have a vaccine that is scientifically proven to be safe and effective,” she told San José Spotlight on Thursday. “Nothing and no one whatsoever should interfere with the scientists and...

House committee investigation finds drug companies targeting US for price hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  A House committee investigation into the increasing costs of prescription drugs found that some of the largest global pharmaceutical companies are targeting the United States for the biggest price hikes, according to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York). “I was astonished to see some of the new documents we will be discussing today,”...