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McCarthy slams brakes on federal funding for high-speed rail

High-speed rail has a new obstacle: new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. McCarthy, who has long opposed the plan, has announced that he’ll block any new initiatives to direct federal funds toward the project. According to the Wall Street

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Knives already out for CA’s emerging House star

The flurry of reports that Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, is a lock to replace Eric Cantor of Virginia as House majority leader has led the mainstream media to do the usual profiles and think pieces about D.C.’s newest political star.

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Cap-and-trade share not close to $ bullet train needs

Gov. Jerry Brown has managed to secure a steady source of funding — cap-and-trade fees related to AB 32 — for his $68 billion bullet-train project. It appears that he did so by winning teacher unions’ support with a simply

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Video: A potential CA energy boom

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy talks about energy policy and a potential energy boom in California.

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Will immigration reform move forward?

President Obama, during his press conference Thursday, identified three policy areas where he believed Congress — at its most dysfunctional point in recent memory — could actually produce legislation. He suggested that the legislative branch pursue a farm bill, a

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Shutdown: Where CA Lawmakers Stand

For the first time in 17 years, the federal government has shut down. As CalWatchdog.com has previously explained, this doesn’t exactly mean that steel bars have dropped in front of all government buildings. Rather, some programs are temporarily shuttered and

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House GOP whip: Folly to expect fed $ for bullet train 3

April 12, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s a double-whammy targeting the bullet train on the op-ed page of Friday’s U-T San Diego newspaper. First House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, tees off on the state’s assumption that federal dollars will

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No, Sac Bee, bullet train doesn’t have moral high ground 8

April 6, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee’s editorial Friday lambasting House Republicans for opposing using borrowed federal money to build California’s bullet train was noteworthy for its tone. The Bee editorial board seems to be under the deluded

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House Whip McCarthy visits Sacto Press Club 0

March 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from the 22nd District, visited the Sacramento Press Club today and shared his insight into the future of the California Republican Party. McCarthy started

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Boehner to CA RNC Delegation: CA is in Play for Congressional Seats 0

Aug. 28, 2012 By Brian Calle TAMPA– Democrats in California have such a strong voter registration advantage in the state that most political onlookers write-off California’s statewide electoral contests as hopelessly destined to go blue. That is not an unreasonable

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