Bartholomew Sullivan, Ventura County Star

Bartholomew Sullivan

Ventura County Star

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Bartholomew:

St. Francis Dam Disaster Memorial passes House

The House passed a bill creating a national monument where dam collapsed → Read More

Feinstein bill would prevent farmworker deportation

Bill would give undocumented farm workers blue cards and protection from deportation. → Read More

Florida Rep. Tom Rooney tapped to help lead Russia probe

WASHINGTON - Florida GOP Rep. Tom Rooney has been named to help lead a House probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election → Read More

USDA pick gets warm reception at Senate hearing

Former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue sought to assure farm-state senators that he understands the importance of trade for farmers and supports many of the U.S. → Read More

Lack of legal workforce threatens crops, farmers tell panel

Labor shortages and visas become topics of agricultural subcommittee meeting. → Read More

Collier, Lee outpacing much of Florida in spending on Zika prevention

WASHINGTON — Lee and Collier counties outpace much of Florida in mosquito abatement spending per capita but public health officials say they will need to be vigilant as the mosquito season begins and travelers return from Zika-affected areas of South America and the Caribbean. → Read More

Marco Rubio back to work in Senate, increasing his voting record after presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio has gone back to his day job. → Read More

Clawson focuses on Hoover Dike repairs over land buy to decrease Lake Okeechobee discharges

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson is working with House leaders to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee through a water bill expected to move through Congress this year. → Read More

Details of allegations against Democratic Senate candidate Grayson released, investigation continued

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday a continued investigation of Democratic Senate candidate Alan Grayson is warranted, releasing findings that the Office of Congressional Ethics has "substantial reason to believe" he broke federal law and House rules by operating a hedge fund, using his staff to run it and using his office for personal gain. → Read More

Marco Rubio continues his campaign across Florida, rallying support for his presidential bid as some question his future

WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio continues to travel across Florida in the final days of the state's GOP presidential primary, campaigning as much for the Tuesday election as he is for his legacy if he loses his home state. → Read More

Lawmakers offer bill to speed up repairs to Herbert Hoover dike around Lake Okeechobee

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson would provide an $800 million emergency appropriation to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover dike around Lake Okeechobee and reduce the "adverse environmental impacts from high rains." → Read More

President signs bill protecting more than 17,000 acres of Collier shoreline

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bill that revised the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System, giving 17,044 acres of pristine Collier County shoreline federal protections. → Read More

Bush beats Rubio in fundraising from Floridians for campaign committee and Super PACs

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Jeb Bush has outraised U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in contributions from Floridians to their official campaign committees and to independent Super PACs supporting the candidates. But Rubio raised more in Southwest Florida for his campaign, Federal Election Commission records show. → Read More

Clawson seeks federal protection for coastline between Naples and Marco Island

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson took to the House floor Tuesday evening to introduce a bill to permanently protect 17,044 acres between Naples and Marco Island and further south as part of the federal Coastal Barrier Resources System. It was passed minutes later on a voice vote. → Read More

Iowa kicks off presidential primary, caucus season Feb. 1

ELECTIONS 101: We break down the basics of the impending five-month primary and caucus season so you can make sense of the headlines. | Interactive map → Read More

Rep. Curt Clawson: President Obama’s vision of state of the U.S. more like 'happy talk'

WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama took his final-year agenda to voters Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson labeled the vision outlined in the president's State of the Union speech "happy talk." → Read More

What you need to know about State of the Union speech

Here’s what you need to know about watching President Barack Obama’s seventh and final State of the Union speech Tuesday. → Read More

Supreme Court dispute over union fees could reduce labor’s influence

In a case some believe is an assault on public employee unions, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday from 10 California teachers contesting fees paid to support collective bargaining. → Read More

Father of Isla Vista shooting victim endorses Obama’s plan

WASHINGTON — Richard Martinez, the father of Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, who was killed in the Isla Vista shootings on May 23, 2014, is in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday to hear the president’s proposals to keep guns out of the wrong hands. → Read More

Even with a late primary, Florida remains critical in selection of GOP presidential nominee

WASHINGTON — Florida likely will continue to play a key role in picking the Republican presidential nominee despite the state's March 15 primary coming after many of the 13 qualifying candidates are expected to either leave the race or scale back campaigns. → Read More