Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Break

We are going to take a little time off from Three Corners Politics for a few weeks. So there will be no new posts until January. We will also be turning off the ability to leave comments until we return.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sen. Bob Huff Holiday Open House

From the Office of Sen. Bob Huff


Senator Bob Huff cordially invites you and your family to attend a Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 ~ 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
20888 Amar Road, Suite 205, Walnut, CA
(SW corner of N. Grand Avenue & Amar Road)

Parking is available in Mt. San Antonio College Lot B. Enter off of Grand Avenue at San Jose Hills Road.

There will be a legislative update, entertainment provided by the Diamond Bar High School Orchestra and hors d’oeuvres.

To RSVP, please contact the District Office at (909) 598-3981.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller Named Chairman of International Monetary Policy Subcommittee

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller Named Chairman of International Monetary Policy Subcommittee

Washington, Dec 9 -

Today, Financial Services Chairman-Elect Spencer Bachus named Rep. Gary Miller as Chairman of the International Monetary Policy Subcommittee for the 112th Congress. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over international monetary policy; international finance and banking; international financial and monetary organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; and promotion of international trade in financial services.

Chairman-Elect Bachus: “We had a great Committee leadership team this Congress, and Gary Miller played a pivotal role. I look forward to working with him to implement our policy agenda in the next Congress.”

Of the appointment, Rep. Gary Miller said, “I thank Chairman-Elect Bachus for his trust and welcome the increased responsibility that comes with this new position. The U.S. and the global economy have faced historic and unprecedented challenges in recent years and the American family is at the center of this crisis. In this moment of history, it is imperative that the United States continue to lead the way to stabilize, reform, and strengthen the financial markets. With responsible reform and oversight, I believe our financial systems can adapt to the realities of the 21st century marketplace and eventually generate even greater prosperity for Americans. I look forward to working with the Financial Services Committee in this next Congress to address the issues facing our economy.”

In his new capacity as Chairman of the Subcommittee, Rep. Gary Miller will advocate for taxpayer-friendly and fiscally responsible solutions to unfreeze credit and restore confidence to the financial markets. Along with Chairman-Elect Bachus, Rep. Gary Miller is committed to going through the overreaching Dodd Frank Act to correct, replace, or repeal the job killing provisions that unnecessarily punish small businesses and community banks that did nothing to cause the financial crisis. To prevent future crises, Congressman Miller will work with his colleagues to increase the oversight, accountability, and transparency of financial institutions.

Rep. Gary Miller is currently serving his sixth term representing the people of California’s 42nd District. He has been a member of the Committee on Financial Services for nine years, where he most recently served as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and previously served as the Ranking Member on Oversight and Investigations.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod removed as Committee Chair

Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced yesterday that he was replacing State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod as Chair of the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. Sen. Curren Price Jr. (D-Inglewood) will be the new Chair.

McLeod told the LA Times, "It's the prerogative of the pro tem to appoint who he wants. I just wish I had gotten a heads-up.''

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sen. Bob Huff named to Senate Republican Leadership team

Today Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton named Senator Bob Huff the Republican Caucus Chair. This makes Huff an important part of the Republican leadership team.

This also gives the Inland Empire two Republican Senators who are part of the leadership since Dutton is from Rancho Cucamonga.