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  • Spectrum News1: Why CA Rep. Jimmy Gomez Decided to Become a Politician
    Posted in In the News on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    A native of Southern California, California Rep. Jimmy Gomez represents the 34th district. He won a special election in 2017 after Xavier Becerra left the post to become California’s Attorney General. This, after Kamala Harris vacated the spot after she won a spot in the U.S. Senate. Born in Fullerton, Gomez is the youngest of six kids from parents who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Growing up in the Reagan era, he said he learned to appreciate government and history. “At the same ... Read more

  • NBC News: How many troops are serving in America's legacy wars? We still don't really know.
    Posted in In the News on November 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Veteran's Day is a time to honor those who served, but the U.S. public has been given less and less information on how many U.S. personnel are fighting in legacy wars and how many are actually coming home. Every administration has wrestled with accounting for personnel levels, trying to balance national security with transparency, but since late 2017, the Trump administration hasn't publicly released any levels for Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. There are several ways personnel levels are made ava... Read more

  • LA Times: Activists reunite to remember campaign against Prop. 187, California's anti-illegal immigrant initiative
    Posted in In the News on November 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Eagle Rock attorney Don Justin Jones walked around Los Angeles State Historical Park on Saturday morning wearing a T-shirt with a crossed-out photo of former California Gov. Pete Wilson and an umbrella that stated “Chale Trump” (“No Way Trump”). “I’m here to remember what we started,” he said, as people streamed into a tent-ringed field to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the campaign against Proposition 187. The 1994 California ballot initiative sought to deny illegal immigrants social service... Read more

  • CNN: Lawmaker: "I can't decide if Trump acts like a child or a criminal"
    Posted in In the News on November 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) what he hopes the American public will learn from open impeachment hearings. Full Article Read more

  • Eye Witness News 3: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Hollywood Execs to Push for Diversity
    Posted in In the News on November 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    The cast of Starz dramedy "Vida" knows what life is like for Latinx creatives in Hollywood. So when members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in town for a two-day visit to Los Angeles, stopped by the set on Thursday, the cast didn't shy away from telling them their truth. "I think the reason why 'Vida' has done so well is because it's a show about Latinos written by Latinos," actress Chelsea Rendon told a table that included Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro and California Rep. Jimmy Gomez. "That's... Read more

  • Fox News: Dems introduce resolution formalizing impeachment inquiry procedures
    Posted in In the News on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a resolution to formalize their impeachment inquiry and adopt rules to govern the proceedings, following sustained complaints by congressional Republicans and the White House that the inquiry hasn't followed past precedent and violates the president's due process rights. But, illustrating the balancing act involved as the 2020 election cycle gets started, Democrats have adamantly denied that the document is an "impeachment resolution," perhaps out of concern... Read more

  • The Hill: House Democrats offer bill to expand the estate tax
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dozens of House Democrats have introduced legislation to expand the estate tax, as progressives make a push to substantially increase taxes on wealthy individuals. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), the lead sponsor of the bill and a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, cast the measure as a way to address inequality in the country. "Through my legislation – the For the 99.8% Act – we can take a progressive step forward in addressing our country’s rapidly increasing wealth inequal... Read more

  • Common Dreams: House Dems Take Aim at 'Trust Fund Babies' With Estate Tax Designed to Combat Obscene Wealth Inequality
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    California Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Friday introduced legislation in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that aims to address "our country's rapidly increasing wealth inequality by strengthening the estate tax and ensuring the wealthiest among us pay their fair share." The For the 99.8% Act would impose a progressive tax on the estates of the richest Americans. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the companion bill in the Republican-controlled Senat... Read more

  • Accounting Today: Sanders estate tax bill introduced in House
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., introduced legislation Friday modeled after the estate tax bill sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The For the 99.8% Act would impose a tax on estates worth over $3.5 million. Under the For the 99.8% Act, the families of 588 billionaires would owe up to $2.2 trillion in estate taxes. Under current law, the estate tax only applies to estates above 11.4 million at a rate of 40 percent. Sanders introduced the bill in the Senate in January. It would est... Read more

  • USA Today: In the hands of Police, Facial Recognition Software Risks Violating Civil LIberties
    Posted in In the News on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    California has long been at the forefront of strong, progressive public policy. Former President Barack Obama once hailed it as a model for the rest of the country, calling on Congress “to catch up to California,” after the state passed the nation’s most aggressive expansion of paid family leave. The Golden State has taken another bold step toward protecting its residents. Last week, California temporarily banned the use of facial-recognition technology in body cameras used by law enforcement — ... Read more

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