Issa pushes back against Calif. governor in tax debate

By Christina Marcos | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) pushed back on Friday against his state’s governor’s warning about the proposed elimination of a deduction for state and local taxes in GOP plans for tax reform. California is one of the populous, high-tax states that could suffer the most if Republicans decide to eliminate the state […]

House Republicans launch new probes into Obama-era Uranium One deal, FBI handling of Clinton case

By Judson Berger, Chad Pergram and Catherine Herridge | House Republicans on Tuesday launched new probes into several Obama-era controversies, covering both the Justice Department’s 2016 handling of the Clinton email case and the administration’s 2010 approval for the sale of a mining company that gave the Russians partial control over American uranium reserves. […]

House passes bill to strengthen congressional subpoena enforcement

By Cristina Marcos | The House easily passed legislation on Monday to enhance congressional committees’ subpoena powers for investigations. Lawmakers gave voice-vote approval to the measure authored by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Under the bill, House and Senate committees would be allowed to seek expedited […]

Rep. Issa Reports Big Fundraising Haul in Bid for 10th Term

By Chris Jennewein | Rep. Darrell Issa reported strong fundraising in his bid for a 10th term in Congress, with $435,000 raised in the third quarter. The Republican congressman’s campaign listed a total of $852,000 on hand eight months before the June primary. “I’m so grateful to see such diverse support coming in from all over […]

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

By Associated Press | SAN DIEGO – California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. Brown said the federally-funded supply of vaccines is inadequate. His proclamation allows the state to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute […]

Pence tours California to raise funds for House Republicans

By Kathleen Ronayne | Vice President Mike Pence traveled up California on Monday to raise money for endangered Republican congressional candidates and tout the Trump administration’s proposal for cutting taxes. It was the first visit to the heavily Democratic state by a member of the Trump-Pence ticket since the November election, when Democrat Hillary […]

Mike Pence pitches tax reform in Rancho Cordova

By Christopher Caldelago | Vice President Mike Pence, on a fundraising swing for vulnerable House Republicans in California, stopped at a manufacturing company Monday in Rancho Cordova to relay the virtues of the administration’s plan to change the federal tax system. Joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, Pence toured Stroppini Enterprises, […]

This week in Congress: Republicans take key steps on tax reform

By Ted Barrett, Deirdre Walsh, Ashley Killough, Kristin Wilson, Manu Raju | Tax reform and health care will dominate the legislative action on Capitol Hill this week while lawmakers also track the federal response to Puerto Rico, the Equifax scandal, private plane travel by members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and the ongoing investigations into […]