California lawmakers feud with Biden admin over how high-speed rail should be powered


CALIFORNIA (July 23, 2021)---A key block of California lawmakers is feuding with the Biden administration over the state’s high-speed rail endeavor, arguing that conditions of a restored federal grant lock the project into what the group sees as an outdated technology for powering the bullet train. In a recent letter…

Around the Air Force: Recruiting Diversity, Airmen Aid Flood Victims and Record-Breaking Satellite


FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (July 23, 2021) --Today’s look around the Air Force highlights Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s recruiting message that emphasizes diversity, Civil Engineering Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany aid local communities before and after area floods, and the Air Force Research Lab’s…

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Announces Glob­al Opi­oid Settlement


TEXAS (July 23, 2021)---Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will bring desperately needed relief to Texans who are struggling with opioid addiction. The agreement includes Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed…

Crisis At The Southern Border And A Massive Backlog In Asylum Cases In Federal Immigration Courts


TUCSON (July 23, 2021) - Federal authorities are dealing with an increase in the number of migrants illegally crossing the southern border, plus a massive backlog in asylum cases in U.S. immigration courts.  Comparing May of this year to 2020, the number of migrants apprehended in the Border Patrol's Tucson sector was…

Update: Air Force puts future basing plans for Davis-Monthan AFB, Nellis AFB on hold pending NDAA outcome


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 24, 2021) --The Department of the Air Force announced that it is pausing plans related to aircraft basing decisions at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and Nellis AFB, Nevada that are dependent upon the requirement to retire 42 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. The announcement comes as the department awaits…