The Washington Report

The Washington Report

San Jose Mayor Liccardo calls for Trump to be ‘tried for sedition’ after rioters storm U.S. Capitol

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo thinks President Donald Trump should be charged and tried for conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government, after his supporters violently confronted Capitol police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol. The rioters — at Trump’s repeated encouragement, including at a rally earlier on Jan. 6 — were seeking to...

Trump signs COVID-19 stimulus package; South Bay nonprofits weigh-in

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After threatening to blow up a deal that provides relief to struggling Americans, President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a major coronavirus stimulus package along with an annual spending bill. The move avoids a government shutdown before a Monday night deadline. “I applaud President Trump’s decision to get hundreds of billions of...

Congress reaches deal on new COVID-19 relief bill as cases soar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After months of failed negotiations, Congress reached a deal Sunday on a $900 billion coronavirus relief package. The bill is expected to pass Monday. “At long last, we have the bipartisan breakthrough the country has needed,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor. With the coronavirus pandemic accelerating, Congress...

Witnesses warn Congress a chaotic presidential transition leaves nation vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C —  Amid a chaotic presidential transition, political experts are warning Congress that a smooth transfer of power is vital for national security. At a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Lisa Brown told legislators the presidential transition is a vulnerable time for the United States. Errors and oversights are more likely to occur during...

Congress considering $908 billion COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON, D.C — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal this week as millions of Americans continue to grapple with the ramifications of the pandemic. Among other provisions, the plan designates approximately $288 billion for small businesses and $160 billion for local and state governments. It would also provide a...

White House report: Santa Clara County among highest in state with COVID-19 cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest warning of another stay-at-home order comes on the heels of a White House coronavirus report advising California to implement more restrictions to slow the recent surge of COVID-19. The state overall had 76,738 new cases, or 194 new cases per 100,000 residents, with 49.5 percent occurring in the...

How right-wing extremism moved into mainstream America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Proud Boys were treated with deference as they walked along the capital’s streets earlier this month during the Million MAGA March. A handful of other attendees asked the group if they would pose for photos — the members happily obliged — while others cheered when they saw the pack approaching in...

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. — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will soon be sworn in as vice president, and a handful of local legislators could be tapped to fill the 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 inclusive....