The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia has said, ending one of the most divisive aspects of US assistance to the Saudi war effort.
The Pentagon is halting refueling of warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, U.S. and Saudi officials said Friday, ending the controversial U.S. support to allies in the bloody conflict.
Saudi Arabia said it no longer needed U.S. Air Force aerial refueling because it could handle the task itself, according to a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
President Trump blamed the latest California wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” in a tweet on Saturday.
“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests,” the president wrote.
Trump threatened to withhold federal funds from California, adding, “Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
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LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump has asked for his resignation.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement after Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, which will usher in a historic wave of diverse Members of Congress.
“A historic number of people made their voices heard yesterday, and today is a new day in America. We will finally have the opportunity to act on the concerns millions of Americans have about corruption in government, their healthcare and our national infrastructure.”
LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee Nita Lowey expressing support for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps nonprofit institutions protect their communities. In 2016, Congressman Lieu sent a similar letter of support for the measure, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.
WASHINGTON—Last week, President Trump signed into law the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to authorize water resources development projects. The law contains a provision advocated by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) to increase the authorization for funding the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project. This project will increase the delivery of recycled water throughout the Harbor and South Bay region, improve water quality, and reduce reliance on imported water.