Feinstein, Boxer JoinCall for Increased CDC Funding for West Nile Virus Prevention

California has accounted for 44 percent of the human cases of West Nile Virus and 50 percent of related deaths in the United States in the past year alone. Today Senators Feinstein and Boxer joined California House Members to call for increased CDC funding for West Nile Virus Prevention: Washington, … Continue reading

Kerry Urges Congress to Ease Burden of Lengthy Deployment on National Guard and Reserves

“The repeated and lengthy call-ups of our Guard and Reserve troops are putting a tremendous financial strain on military families in Massachusetts, the Gulf region and across the country. Too often, our troops have to surrender part of their income to serve, and too often, small businesses struggle to absorb the loss of an employee. They should be able to rest assured that when they return from Iraq and Afghanistan, their homes and their jobs will be waiting for them,” Kerry said. Continue reading

Kerry and Edwards Separately Blast Bush Over Katrina

In a blistering critique, Kerry said former FEMA Director Michael Brown was to Hurricane Katrina “what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what George Tenet is to slam dunk intelligence … what George Bush is to ‘Mission Accomplished’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’ … The bottom line is simple: The ‘we’ll do whatever it takes’ administration doesn’t have what it takes to get the job done.” Continue reading

John Kerry: Katrina Stripped Away Any Image of Competence and Exposed To All The True Heart and Nature of This Administration

Katrina stripped away any image of competence and exposed to all the true heart and nature of this administration. The truth is that for four and a half years, real life choices have been replaced by ideological agenda, substance replaced by spin, governance second place always to politics. Continue reading