Representative Sam Farr Visits UCDC

By Bryan Steele and Brana Vlasic California News Service WASHINGTON – Rep. Sam Farr, D-Santa Cruz, encouraged UC students to pursue public service even as he apologized for the shutdown which has left some students without internships. “Thank you for being a part of this process,” Farr told a group of UCDC students.  “It will […]

State’s Congressional GOP contingent stands firm on budget stalemate

By Bryan Steele and Brana Vlasic California News Service WASHINGTON — Nationwide polls show Republicans taking a beating for demanding that President Obama abandon or delay his health care plan before they agree to pass a budget that would reopen the government. A new Gallup Poll found the Republican Party’s approval rating was lower than […]

Congressional votes on the use of military force cast along party lines

By Brana Vlasic California News Service WASHINGTON — California’s representation in Congress, the largest in the nation, contains a mix of hawks, doves, conservatives and liberals. Yet as Washington debates the role for the U.S. to play in Syria, a less ideological factor seems to influence whether members support the use of military force — […]