Sierra Club: Why We Need Public Transit to Public Lands

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A bill working its way through Congress could help jumpstart the process of dismantling these barriers and bring the benefits of nature to those who have been denied them for so long. The Transit to Trails Act, sponsored by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), would direct millions of dollars to support expanding transit links between our public lands and green spaces ...

Prosperity Now: Ending an Impossible Choice – Receiving Public Assistance for Today or Saving Money for Tomorrow

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This year, members of Congress have reintroduced two bills that would eliminate these barriers. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) has reintroduced the CSA Opportunity Act which would allow families to save for their children’s futures without fear of losing access to public assistance. Additionally, Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34), Kim Schrier (D-WA-8)...

KCRW: LA and SoCal have lots to gain from Biden’s infrastructure spending plan

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“This is actually money that's being kept in the community that's been spent in the community and it's providing jobs,” said Democratic Congressmember Jimmy Gomez of LA, while touring the $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct construction project between downtown LA and Boyle Heights. This bridge revitalization project, he says, are the types of things his constituents can expect more of with the pass...

KABC: Boyle Heights Memorial Day ceremony honors WWII vet after remains discovered nearly 80 years later

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Private Cruz was among the many men and women who were honored at the ceremony. U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez's office presented Private Cruz's family with a recognition certificate and a flag flown over the capitol. "We are so grateful to the marines, archeologists and to everyone who worked so hard to make it possible for him to come home," said Milca Wagner, Cruz's niece. "Thank God for closu...

Washington Post: McCarthy, other congressional leaders condemn Greene for comparing coronavirus masking policies to the Holocaust

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Besides Schneider’s censure push, House Democrats could pursue even more aggressive measures. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) filed an expulsion resolution in March and has threatened to force a House vote on it. It would be unlikely to pass without the backing of Republican leaders, however, because it requires a two-thirds majority to pass, while Schneider’s censure resolution could pass with a simp...

Forbes: House Majority Leader Raises Prospect Of Marjorie Taylor Greene Expulsion

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“Actually, what I think is her leadership needs to hold her responsible,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) told Forbes earlier this month when asked about the possibility of a censure resolution, accusing McCarthy of “failing” to discipline his members. The resolution faces long odds, as it needs around a third of House Republicans to vote with Democrats to pass it. Still, Gomez has said he plans to tr...

Forbes: Marjorie Taylor Greene Praises Tweet Calling Kevin McCarthy A ‘Moron’

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Shortly after McCarthy’s condemnation, video resurfaced of Greene saying in 2020 – when she was still a congressional candidate – that she would oppose taking down statues of Hitler and Satan so she could “teach others about who these people are, what they did.” Greene is unlikely to be punished for her recent comments, with even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dodging a question about whether she shou...

Business Insider: The push for recurring stimulus checks continues as 7 Democrats urge Biden to include them in infrastructure

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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to include recurring direct stimulus payments and unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in his American Families Plan. The letter cited a poll from April that found that six in 10 adults said the latest round of stimulus checks would last them less th...

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