CDC Confirms Person-to-Person (Wife to Husband) Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

CDC Confirms Person-to-Person (Wife to Husband) Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

Atlanta, CA…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread between two people in the United States, representing the first instance of person-to-person spread with this new virus here. Previously, all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of […]

Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China ~ Morgan Ortagus

Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China ~ Morgan Ortagus

Washington, DC…This morning, a flight from Wuhan carrying U.S. government personnel and some private Americans safely landed in California. As we have previously noted, these travelers will be carefully screened and monitored by the health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). All appropriate steps […]

United States Congressman Tom McClintock Endorses Dennis Mills for Supervisor

United States Congressman Tom McClintock Endorses Dennis Mills for Supervisor

Angels Camp, CA…“I strongly support Dennis Mills for reelection to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors.” Congressman McClintock continued “Dennis and I have worked together on critical issues in region including the safeguarding our water resources, developing sensible forest management, and federally funded projects in the County. Most importantly, Dennis shares my view of limited […]

Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Washington, DC…We’ve been monitoring this virus and preparing a response since back in December, but it’s more than that. Preparing for these kinds of outbreaks is part of daily life at HHS and for America’s public health professionals. Preparedness is a day job around here. We are constantly making investments, training personnel at all levels, […]

Governor Newsom on Supreme Court’s Decision on Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

Governor Newsom on Supreme Court’s Decision on Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the public charge rule that targets low-income immigrant families: “The effects of today’s Supreme Court decision on the “public charge” rule will be devastating. Because of the “public charge” rule, families are already going hungry […]

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Washington, DC…To honor Holocaust victims, to preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, the Department of State, working with Congress, intends to contribute an additional $2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. This contribution is in addition to the $15 […]

EPA Announces Final WOTUS Navigable Waters Rule

EPA Announces Final WOTUS Navigable Waters Rule

Washington, DC…The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).  This rule has been an ongoing effort to reverse the previous WOTUS rule adopted in 2012, which RCRC opposed as a jurisdictional overreach, and inappropriate expansion of […]

China Increases Import of Hemp from United States

China Increases Import of Hemp from United States

Washington, DC…As part of phase-one of the U.S.-China trade agreement, which was agreed to and signed last week, China will now be required to import significantly more hemp from the United States. The crop is one of more than 200 agricultural products that China agreed to import on a larger scale over the next two […]