Cal State University Fullerton announced this morning that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will address Cal State Fullerton’s graduating class during this year’s May 18 commencement ceremonies. Richard K. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, will be Cal State Fullerton’s May 17 commencement speaker, on the first of two days of graduation ceremonies. The Class of 1983 alumnus will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters.
Last week, the House of Representatives passed HR 1897, the Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013. This law will stop any non-humanitarian assistance to Vietnam unless President Obama confirms that the government of Vietnam has met tangible basic human rights benchmarks including religious liberty, freedom of association and assembly, and freedom of opinion.
On Tuesday Night, the Garden Grove Unified School District, upon the urging of member Bao Nguyen, decided to withdraw their participation if the 2013 Tet parade if organizers don’t reverse their decision by noon on Friday.
Major media outlets and members of congress have indicated that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected on Thursday to lift the ban on women in the armed forces working in combat positions. Called the Ground Combat Exclusion, the policy restricts women from participating in approximately 237,000 battalion -level jobs in all branches of the military.
In the first week of the 113th Congress, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) re-introduced legislation to allow for the implementation of an employee pension plan that will address the rising costs of government pensions in Orange County, a growing problem that many local governments are facing across the country.