Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Earlier this week, Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R, Bieber), Senator Jim Nielsen (R, Tehama), and other Republican legislators wheeled over 4,000 signed petitions to the California Water Commission, urging them for immediate approval of funding for two reservoirs- Sites and Temperance Flats. Californians were promised water storage solutions when we passed Prop 1 in 2014. Supposedly, $2.7 billion of that bond would go toward water storage, specifically the Sites and Temperance Flats reservoirs. Another drought may be in our near future, yet the California Water Commission is blocking the funding for these much needed storage projects. Californians voted and passed Prop 1 with the promise of new storage. Where is it? Continue to hold our representatives accountable by supporting our Republicans fighting for what our state needs: critical water storage now. Click ◼ HERE (using Dropbox) to share pictures and videos from the California Water Commission meeting this week on your social media. Use hashtags like #BuildWaterStorageNOW and #CADeservesBetter.
Assemblyman Haper (R, Huntington Beach) has introduced a series of legislation to help protect the heart of our democracy, our elections. As we navigate this new era of Vote By Mail only elections (by 2020, all statewide elections in our state will be exclusively “vote by mail”), these bills aim to protect our votes and strengthen our democratic process.
- Assembly Bill 2880 will allow local governments to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission to administer and enforce local campaign finance and government ethics laws.
- Assembly Bill 2881 will streamline the recall election process by removing costly and unnecessary delays.
- Assembly Bill 2882 will reduce the amount that membership organizations can receive from earmarked contributions to donate to a candidate or ballot measure from $500 to $100.
- Assembly Bill 2883 will require ballot harvesters to provide a receipt containing detailed information to voters to ensure every vote is counted.
Here are some bills we are tracking and where they are in the legislative process. When the bills move to a hearing date, get ready to call, write, and tweet those committee members!
- AB 1745 (Ting, D): Ban On Gas Powered Vehicles- Assembly Transportation Committee
- AB 1756 (Brough, R): Gas Tax Repeal- Assembly Transportation Committee
- AB 1866 (Fong, R): Complete Transportation Funding WITHOUT Raising Taxes- Assembly Transportation Committee
- AB 1884 (Calderon, D): Plastic Straw Ban- Assembly Natural Resources Committee
- SB 827 (Wiener, D): Higher, Denser Transportation Housing- Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
- SB 834 (Jackson, D): Ban on New Pipelines, Piers, or Wharfs in State Coastal Water: Senate Natural Resources Committee
WATCH LIVE: Eric Trump delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. https://t.co/g4HdGpeGEI— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 22, 2018
“President Trump’s election, while crucial, can’t turn away the wave of these new European style socialists bearing down upon us...@KamalaHarris, @SenWarren, @BilldeBlasio, @NYGovCuomo, @CoryBooker, @ChrisMurphyCT & @keithellison" -Wayne LaPierre #NRA #CPAC pic.twitter.com/TTAqDGt2mM— NRATV (@NRATV) February 22, 2018
“@CNN, shame on you. Think about this, there were 3,000 people shot in #Chicago in 2017…Where is the outrage for that? Where is the town hall for that?” –Josh Powell, #NRA Chief of Staff #CPAC pic.twitter.com/S9ufT4LKIq— NRATV (@NRATV) February 22, 2018
WATCH: Kim Jong Un-iversity: How College Campuses are Turning into Reeducation Camps https://t.co/OLBW6W3ZQN— CPAC 2018 (@CPAC) February 22, 2018
Concealed Carry Permit Holders Commit Fewer Crimes Than Police Officers Do. They Are The Most Law-Abiding People In The Country
Concealed Carry Permit Holders Commit Fewer Crimes Than Police Officers Do. They Are The Most Law-Abiding People In The Country.https://t.co/foLIwzaF9V— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 22, 2018
President hears wrenching tales at school violence meeting... https://t.co/szlwX0GkfS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 21, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump's White House Listening Session on guns is America at its best. This is the basic, decent, civil discussion that we have craved from our leaders for decades. I don't agree with everything I'm hearing -- of course not -- but look at how respectful and open it is.— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) February 21, 2018
PRESIDENT HEARS THEIR PAIN... https://t.co/GNoIQmCBvo— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 22, 2018
"If he had a firearm, he wouldn’t have had to run." https://t.co/gnOOhFEImf— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 22, 2018
THANK YOU @POTUS for hosting an incredibly important dialogue today on how to keep our children safe. And thank you to the brave students & families who spoke today. Our administration is taking action to combat the scourge of school violence. pic.twitter.com/ThuavM238K— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 22, 2018
Everybody's against school shootings. The question is what do you do about them? We're not sure of the answers. We're positive there are real questions that need to be debated & considered by smart ppl sincerely trying to make the country better. Media screechers aren't helping.— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 22, 2018
if we truly desire to save innocent lives we must focus on glaring warning signs not ubiquitous uncontrollable hardware— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) February 22, 2018
'SOFT TARGETS NEED TO BE FORTIFIED' https://t.co/JdBA5kAhG6— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 22, 2018
Shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Why didn't school system do more? https://t.co/hmlgcSSU8N— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 21, 2018
Among the saddest days since arriving here.— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 22, 2018
Deeply moved by the bravery, clarity, passion & resolve in that room today. https://t.co/pA9Rktcmgy
This is riveting - and it's hard to imagine a messenger who could be be more effective connecting with this president >https://t.co/R0iuVKVLt6— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 21, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
#CNNTownhall Sen. Marco Rubio: “I think all of us would like to see action, but I want to tell you what we’re going to struggle with. We are a nation of people that no longer speak to each other."
Sen. Marco Rubio: “I think all of us would like to see action, but I want to tell you what we’re going to struggle with. We are a nation of people that no longer speak to each other." https://t.co/RCbm3pCJU9 #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/RaABjVqKTd— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2018
Wow, this is remarkable. Rubio is taking a lot of heat from this very angry, hurt audience. But the honest truth is a lot of Republicans wouldn't be willing to do what he's doing tonight.— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 22, 2018
Very proud of @marcorubio - 75% of elected “conservatives” would melt, fold, and pander on that stage.— Jason Johnson (@jasonsjohnson) February 22, 2018
Every question at this CNN townhall is "BAD THINGS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN!!!"— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) February 22, 2018
Every answer by @marcorubio is "yes, but that's no excuse for bad policy"
Where is the anger at the guy who actually went into the school and killed all the people?!?! This is ridiculous.— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) February 22, 2018
When do we discuss the FBI and the specific agents who failed to pass the tip about Cruz to the Miami field office? #CNNTownHall— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) February 22, 2018
Students chant 'Where's Rick Scott?' He was at a funeral for one of the victims https://t.co/tswkJwaPFZ— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2018
.@CNN's @jaketapper is already off to a terrible start by chiding President Trump and Governor Scott for not being at the town hall. No mention that Trump held his own listening session at the White House or Scott attending a funeral and meeting with students. #TTT— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 22, 2018
.@KatyTurNBC spouts off and falsely claims @FLGovScott refused to speak with students, but he was at a funeral #TTT - MSNBC’s Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues s... https://t.co/NybuXRKIXD— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) February 22, 2018
This is apparently the point at which journalists watching the event start to convince themselves that this crowd is reflective of the average American voter and that Rubio’s positions are broadly unpopular in Florida and beyond. https://t.co/T3QrV8oX8f— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 22, 2018
I think the town hall will have been useful if it encourages the left to drop any remaining pretense that they’re not after all semiautomatics— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) February 22, 2018
ROTC student Colton Haab, who shielded students from the school gunman, says CNN scripted the entire townhall event and censored him from asking the questions that he wanted to ask.— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 22, 2018
CNN is pure propaganda. pic.twitter.com/AD1e7uGMV9
The Games’ opening ceremony saw Pence and the North Korean representatives seated in the same box, but they did not interact.
They had planned to meet secretly while in South Korea, but US officials said Pyongyang scrapped the plan after Pence denounced North Korea’s “murderous regime.”
...Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, another salvo in that diplomatic back-and-forth.
“The upcoming visit by adviser Ivanka is intended to celebrate the successful hosting of the Pyeongchang Olympics and highlight the mutual understanding of the South Korea-US alliance,” Noh Kyu-duk, spokesman for the foreign ministry in Seoul, said Tuesday, according to the Yonhap news agency.