Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Advocates say nearly three-quarters of California's four million people with no health coverage are people of color, with Latinos making up nearly 60 percent of the total uninsured.
Nearly 2,000 federal prisoners will be eligible for early release as result of a bill that changes the sentencing for crack cocaine to be closer to the penalties for powdered cocaine.
"This is the largest prisoner strike of any kind in recent US history," says Ron Ahnen of California Prison Focus.
On September 17, over 150 neighbors, family and friends of John Collado marched to the 34th Precinct headquarters demanding justice.
This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.
In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.
An appeals court has granted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the death row political prisoner's ongoing legal battle. The decision represents the second time the appeals court has rendered such a judgment.
A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.
A grand jury ruled that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.