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  • Politico: More Dems see path to resolving new NAFTA differences
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    House Democrats believe they are making progress with the Trump administration over how to fix their concerns with the new North American trade agreement, indicating a congressional vote on the measure is still possible this year. Several lawmakers said they had not yet seen the text U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer delivered on Wednesday in response to their concerns. But they said the fact that USTR had responded provided a boost to negotiations. “It’s good that they got that first ... Read more

  • Black Star News: Congressional Leaders Introduce Legislation to Address Hunger Among College Students
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) introduced legislation to address the growing crisis of food insecurity among college students across the country. The Enhanced Access to SNAP Act (or EATS Act) would amend the Food and Nutrition Act to include “attending an institution of higher education” as a form of qualification, expanding SNAP eligibility to millions of college students experiencing hunger on a daily basis. “Across the United States, many college students are skipping meals while others are ... Read more

  • NPR: DOJ Official Behind Failed Census Citizenship Question to Leave Department
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Earlier last year, Gore was criticized by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers for failing to appear at a House Oversight committee hearing after he was invited to testify about the DOJ's request for a citizenship question. When he finally showed up at a follow-up hearing, he refused to answer lawmakers' questions beyond information that was publicly available. Gore did later provide a written response to a question from Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democratic committee member from California, about ... Read more

  • Los Angeles Daily News: Time to impeach? For L.A. County House members, the idea isn't radical anymore.
    Posted in In the News on August 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    While the three Republican House members from Southern California – Paul Cook, CA-8, Yucca Valley, Ken Calvert, CA -2, Corona and Duncan Hunter, CA-50, Alpine – oppose impeachment, here’s a look at where others in the region stand. This list includes people who believe they’ve already seen enough to oust Trump, some who favor impeachment because it will help Congress in court and others who favor an inquiry that might or might not lead them to vote for impeachment: … Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, ... Read more

  • Fortune: Every House Democrat who Supports Opening a Trump Impeachment Inquiry
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    In order to open an impeachment inquiry, House lawmakers can either introduce a resolution or the House can vote to authorize an inquiry. The matter would then move on to the House Judiciary Committee. Of the 235 Democrats currently in the House of Representatives, 106 have publicly supported opening an impeachment inquiry, including 14 of the 24 Democrats serving on the House Judiciary Committee. Still, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has continued to resist the growing support for impeachment in th... Read more

  • Roll Call: Democrats say support for new NAFTA depends on Trump
    Posted in In the News on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Blumenauer and working group member Jimmy Gomez, D-California, seemed upbeat Friday after meeting with Lighthizer. “There’s a lot of agreement that enforceability is a big component of getting this right. There’s definitely agreement that enforceability, monitoring are big issues. It was the best meeting yet,” Gomez said. Full Article Read more

  • Washington Post: Power Up: House Democrats flee Washington for summer break divided on impeachment
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Meanwhile, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) tried to squeeze in one last argument to obtain Trump's tax returns as lawmakers grow increasingly frustrated with his cautious approach. Neal, who drew a primary challenger this week — 30-year-old Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse — called an executive session to review documents Democrats released yesterday that show the Internal Revenue Service turned President Richard Nixon's tax returns over to a congressional committe... Read more

  • Roll Call: Census question may be dead, but Trump's backup plan could still reshape political map
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Census Bureau estimates that some congressional districts, including the downtown Los Angeles district represented by freshman Democrat Jimmy Gomez, have 180,000 or more noncitizens. The constitutionality of such a rejiggered redistricting method hasn’t been definitively settled. But Trump’s insistence on collecting citizenship information makes it look more certain that at least one state will try it in 2021, setting the stage for the next legal battleground in the ongoing fight over how th... Read more

  • MyNewsLA: NALEO Mourns L.A. Activist Henry Lozano
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    “Henry Lozano was a key figure in the early days of NALEO’s founding and development. His significant impact on the political landscape of the city of Los Angeles and state of California will live on through the work of the many Latinos serving in public office who would not be where they are today without his mentorship and many decades of service.” Becerra, now California’s attorney general, remembered his friend as well. “Today, with the passing of Henry Lozano, we lost a warrior for the litt... Read more

  • Washington Post: Facial-recognition use by federal agencies draws lawmakers' anger
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    In a sign of further scrutiny to come, the House Judiciary Committee has asked ICE for a briefing on its use of state license databases and plans to ask the same of the FBI, a spokeswoman for the panel, which oversees law enforcement, said Tuesday. The documents underscore “the urgent need for substantive federal safeguards on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) said in a statement to The Post. “With concern over the use of this tech... Read more

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