Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, gave a full-throated endorsement of Senate Bill 562, a proposed universal health care bill that stalled in the Legislature because Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said it lacked a financing plan. Newsom, running for governor in 2018, was speaking to the annual convention of the California Nurses Association Union in San Francisco on Sept. 22, 2017. The group has endorsed him.
Sean Spicer, then-White House press secretary, emphasized the Trump administration's stance that Obama's transgender bathroom directive – requiring public school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that matched their gender identity – is not a federal issue and is something that should be left to the states to decide.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and several other Democratic members of the Senate to announce the introduction of a bill that would expand Medicare to all ages, on Sept. 13.
Doris Romero lives in fear every day. Brought to United States illegally as a baby by her family, Romero has spent the last few months pleading for a chance to stay in the only country she has known. She made headlines by asking Congressman Tom McClintock for help at a public forum in Roseville. McClintock was unmoved by Romero’s story and essentially told her she had to return to El Salvador, a country she doesn’t know or remember.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Aug. 29, 2017 appeared at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, and said Donald Trump may be a good president over time. “The question is whether he can learn and change. If so, I believe he can be a good president.” She was booed at some stages of her talk with former Rep. Ellen Tauscher. She would not answer questions about whether she will seek re-election next year. Video courtesy of the Commonwealth Club.