Guess Who Sen. Barbara Boxer Is Sitting Next to at the SOTU?

Rep. John Mica, in the spirit of post-Tucson bipartisanship.

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Boxer and Mica Release Vague Reassurance of Progress

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Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. John Mica just released this statement: The conferees have moved forward toward a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a highway reauthorization bill.  Both House and Senate conferees will continue to work with a goal of completing a package by next week. From what we’re hearing, whatever deal they’ve reached only applies […]

Sen. Boxer: Working With Mica, Inhofe on a Long-Term Transpo Bill

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Senator Barbara Boxer told reporters today that she had an “excellent”, “wonderful” meeting with Rep. John Mica (R-FL), the new chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She confirmed that they’re working on a “longer-term” transportation bill and have come up with many points of agreement. We’ll let you know more details about […]

Finally: Rustlings of a Reauthorization

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First, the House and Senate pledged they’d have a bill marked up by Memorial Day. Then it was definitely going to come in June. (One staffer even told me that they were still planning on it coming “in the spring,” so it would be before the summer solstice — June 21.) But it looks like […]

Could L.A.’s Transit Plan Become a Winning Campaign Issue for Boxer?

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President Obama did triple duty last night for the re-election campaign of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), visiting three fundraisers to send a stark message about polls that show the environment committee chairman holding a single-digit lead against her GOP challengers despite a formidable cash advantage. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), at left, with the president last […]