Washington, DC - More than 8 in 10 voters want a system of immigration that selects individuals based on their education and skills rather than our current system that selects immigrants based on whether they have relatives already in the United States.

Washington, DC - Last week, the President released the details of his infrastructure plan which will provide Federal funding to help repair and modernize rural infrastructure, including broadband. The President’s plan dedicates $50 billion to rural infrastructure, accounting for 25 percent of all Federal spending in the plan. These funds will be awarded directly to the states, giving them the flexibility they need to address their individual rural infrastructure needs.

Sacramento, California - Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife Chairman, Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will issue a letter calling upon the California Water Commission to participate in an oversight hearing regarding the process of and status of Proposition 1, Water Bond, water storage local project funding.

Norfolk, Virginia - The Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States Pham Quang Vinh, along with Under Secretary of the Navy Mr. Thomas Modly and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Mr. Patrick Murphy, visited the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Wednesday.

Washington, DC - In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Those consular operations, including American citizen and visa services, will continue at the Arnona facility without interruption, as part of the Embassy.

Washington, DC - This month, two seminal documents in American history, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution went on display (link is external) at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).