Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who serves as the lead Democrat on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hosted a defense industry roundtable in Orange County on Monday to connect local defense contracting companies with officials from the Department of Defense.
On this morningâ€™s radio talk shows, following the early morning passage of Californiaâ€™s budget, Democratic legislators have finally taken up the political fight against the Republicans and are urging revision of the stateâ€™s dysfunctional budget process. This is a budget the GOP can be proud of, because itâ€™s a profoundly conservative budget. Because they hold a conservative veto over it. And they get the best of both worlds – they donâ€™t have to vote for the budget en masse so they donâ€™t have to own it. In short, the hijacking worked. This is the most important issue facing California â€“ and itâ€™s time for a change.
As Americans are being forced to choose between buying food for their children or keeping their pets, or between paying for pet food or for their utilities bills, the economic crisis means death for thousands â€” perhaps millions â€” of abandoned dogs and cats.