The healthcare bill revealed by Senate Republicans today contains drastic cuts similar to the bill that passed last month in the House of Representatives, which local Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter voted to support. The Senate bill -- which aims to overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy -- was crafted in secrecy and is being rushed through to a vote. Like the House version, it would increase costs for consumers, reduce the benefits that are guaranteed in all healthcare plans, and give hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy and insurance companies.
On the same day that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy for county’s elected District Attorney, legislation authored by San Diego's Democratic Assemblymember Todd Gloria to reform county elections for county-level officials received the approval of the Senate Elections Committee and advanced to its final stop in the legislative process: the State Senate floor.
America was rocked June 14 by two unrelated mass shootings on two different coasts.San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes has issued the following statement: “As San Diegans and all Americans pause yet again in reflection and solidarity for the victims of today's mass shootings, we must be resolute in our commitment to never normalize these horrific acts. Instead, we must renew our dedication to adopting policies aimed at ending the prevalence of gun violence in America."