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The move toward local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport is gaining altitude.
Legislation that would help facilitate the transfer of LA/Ontario International Airport to local control has now passed both the House and the Senate.
The bill, which was approved by the Senate Wednesday afternoon on a 89-4 vote, was part of a broader bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration. It is now expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Legislation that would help facilitate the transfer of L.A./Ontario International Airport to local control has now passed both the House and the Senate.
The bill, which was approved by the Senate on a 89-4 vote Wednesday afternoon, was part of a broader bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. It is now awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.
Gov. Jerry Brown and members of the Inland congressional delegation reacted with shock, sadness and calls for unity after news of a sniper attack at a Black Lives Matter rally that left five Dallas police officers dead Thursday night, July 7.
Inland Empire Member of Congress Norma Torres - a Democrat representing the IE's 35th District - was among the representatives who participated in a member "sit-in" in the House chambers a few weeks ago. The sit-in participants were demanding that the majority Republicans in the House allow a vote on stalled gun safety legislation.
The 911 dispatcher picked up the phone and heard children screaming. Then she heard five gunshots. Knowing she would eventually have to testify about the call, she focused on counting the blasts. It was only later that she realized that she had also heard the last words of the 11-year-old girl who’d been killed by them:
Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.
On Tuesday, June 22, Reps. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) requested an update from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the implementation of next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems across the country and the impact diverting local and state 9-1-1 fees has had on emergency services.
Following years of lobbying, Congress has taken a key step in putting L.A./Ontario International Airportinto local hands.