Cecilia Iglesias worked in a federally funded position with the Social Services Agency, in violation of the Hatch Act, for 8½ months before she resigned. Her resignation from SSA was likely not voluntary since the only option for SSA was to either dismiss her or forfeit a portion of its federal assistance.
â€œPhysical stalking, cyberstalking, and other acts of intimidation are serious crimes that deserve serious consequences,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œUnfortunately, existing federal law doesnâ€™t do enough to protect victims and empower prosecutors. My bill would do both by strengthening existing laws to ensure all forms of harassment are taken seriously in the eyes of the law.â€
UPDATED: “House votes to extend jobless benefits” – On Tuesday, House Democrats revived legislation to extend unemployment benefits after previous legislation failed to pass the Senate. The new House bill, HR 5618, only addresses the unemployment extension. If approved, it would have allowed the more recently-unemployed to continue getting extended benefits and Fed-Ed aid through November. It would be retroactive to May and June.
â€œAs we rebuild Orange Countyâ€™s economy, we must put in place common-sense rules to ensure Wall Street and the Big Banks never again gamble with our money and our future,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œWall Street firms may be bouncing back, but Californians continue to suffer from the consequences of their actions. This bill is about whose side youâ€™re on, and Iâ€™m on the side of working families.â€
â€œOne of the saddest consequences of the recession has been the foreclosure crisis, which continues to affect the entire Orange County community,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œThe California Housing Financing Agency needs to hear how badly weâ€™re hurting before it decides how to distribute millions in federal funding. I hope this letter will get Orange County families their fair share.â€
The river of trouble for the 2006 GOP nominee in the 47th Congressional district, Tan Nguyen, is getting deeper. New chargesÂ have been filed by federal prosecutors alleging that not only didÂ Nguyen encourage someone to mislead investigators, he did so himself as well. In October 2006 Tan Nguyen’s campaign was responsible for the mailing of 14,000…
â€œIn the seventeen months the TSA has been without a leader, our country has experienced two airline-related terrorist incidents and the constant threat of further attacks on our country. While I am disappointed with the lengthy and partisan process it took to confirm a capable Administrator, I am looking forward to working with John Pistole and glad he was confirmed. He is a strong and experienced public servant who will bring a lifetime of law enforcement, counterterrorism, and intelligence knowledge to this critical agency.