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Congressional Watch

To break or not to break

Posted: April 8th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch In late February, the FBI sued Apple to receive the company’s help in decrypting an iPhone 5c used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terror attack in San Bernardino last December. The FBI’s efforts to gain access to a password-protected and encrypted cell phone had utterly and […]

Congressional Watch – Feb. 2016

Posted: February 12th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen Welcome to the latest installment of the San Diego Congressional Watch! The new year off started rather strongly for Scott Peters (D-52), who, as reported by the San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN), was invited along with 14 other members of Congress to the White House by President Obama last month. The […]

Congressional Watch: Wrapping up 2015

Posted: January 8th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen On Dec. 18, Congress passed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, otherwise known as the omnibus spending bill that will fund and keep the U.S. government open and running until September 2016. This was the first major legislation passed under new Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and it passed, surprisingly, without […]

Congressional Watch – August 2015

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen Welcome to the August 2015 edition of the San Diego Congressional Watch. First, a bit of housekeeping: Last month I noted that Rep. Juan Vargas (D-51) skipped high profile, contentious votes on trade adjustment assistance (TAA) and trade promotion authority (TPA), a policy that once passed, frees President Obama to complete negotiations […]