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Las visitas de los camioneros se produjeron en víspera de que los legisladores demócratas, Grace Napolitano, de California, y Jerrold Nadler, de Nueva York, presenten formalmente mañana sendas iniciativas, a las que tuvo acceso este diario y que establecen mecanismos para siquiera comenzar a fortalecer las protecciones laborales de los camioneros.
“For truck drivers to be treated fairly and paid fairly,” said Grace Napolitano, D-CA, one of the eight bill sponsors, “that’s a no-brainer.”
Despite the obstacles, both Rep.
Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, who requested the helicopter tour with newly elected Supervisor Kathryn Barger, is getting impatient.
“The state has mandated it. It is in stone. But they are fighting me,” Napolitano said during a phone interview last week. “They are finding excuses. So we are trying to get to the bottom of it.”
This doesn’t mean that nothing is being done. Democratic members of Congress have introduced a few bills geared toward helping people with mental illness. Rep. Grace F.
When she made a formal announcement she’d seek another term in April, the 80-year-old Napolitanopointed to her seniority and experience — 10 terms in Congress — as her reason.
“We had heard that they stopped looking for him and we thought it was not proper they needed to find him,” Rep. Grace Napolitano, D- CA 32nd District, said. Velasco’s body was flown home Friday.
Gilead will hold a grand opening for the new campus on Wednesday. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Glendale, and Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, are scheduled to be on hand, as well as Gilead President and CEO John Milligan. The company will be offering tours of the building.
In August 2007, the Mental Health in Schools Act was introduced to Congress by Grace Napolitano. This was a Public Health Service Act amendment to create better access for children to comprehensive mental health programs within schools. The bill was revised four more times, but was never enacted past Congress.
Napolitano, 80, was born Graciela Flores in Brownsville, Tex., to a mother from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and a father of Mexican heritage from north Texas. She is a high school graduate, and worked as a secretary, city council member, mayor and California state assemblywoman before her election to the House in 1998.