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Jim Costa

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  • California producers fear Mexico, Canada retaliation over labeling law

    WASHINGTON California ranchers and their Capitol Hill allies are scrambling to peel away a country-of-origin labeling law they fear will hurt the state. Facing potentially punishing tariffs on U.S. wine, apples, cherries and more, after a World Trade...
  • Appointments to Boca airport board lead to questions

    Appointments to Boca airport board lead to questions
    In an attempt to strengthen ties with the growing private aviation hub within its borders, the city of Boca Raton has installed two of its own officials to the independently run board that oversees the state-owned airport. The City Council appointed...
  • As California withers, federal water bill mired in secrecy

    WASHINGTON Five months into a new Congress, and deep into a lasting drought, California water legislation still stymies and splits the state's lawmakers. Draft copies are tightly held. Myriad details are in flux. The legislative timing remains unsettled....
  • Arlington ceremony honors Hmong for 'secret war' sacrifice

    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. The old Green Beret stood as erect as age would allow and remembered his lethal times in Laos. Arrayed before 85-year-old John H. "Scotty" Crerar were Hmong veterans, come together from Fresno, Calif., Anchorage, Alaska,...
  • 20 years in, Blue Dogs not ready to roll over

    WASHINGTON In 1994, when Republicans won the House for the first time in four decades, a band of fiscally conservative Democrats had a simple explanation: Their party had moved too far to the left. In 2014, when Republicans shrunk Democratic numbers to...
  • House passes water bill, but drought solutions still under debate

    WASHINGTON The House on Friday passed a big energy and water spending bill that showcases the continuing federal discord over how to handle California's drought. The $35 billion bill includes money for the California status quo, ranging from Sacramento-...
  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

    California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat
    Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day. In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...
  • Democrats pick up House seat in Inland Empire, 2 years behind schedule

    Democrats pick up House seat in Inland Empire, 2 years behind schedule
    With a handful of key congressional races still too close to call Wednesday, Democrats can savor one victory, at least: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar delivered an open Inland Empire seat into their hands. Aguilar defeated military veteran and...
  • California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

    California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
    California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of...
  • Honda declares win as officials add to tallies in close House races

    Honda declares win as officials add to tallies in close House races
    With fewer than 30,000 votes left to count, Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) declared victory Friday in his bruising battle with fellow Democrat Ro Khanna. Khanna conceded a few hours later. After thanking his supporters, Honda, during a news conference...