What’s Going on in Washington?
By Andrea Papagianis
Decisions made in Washington and their impact on south Orange County will be the topic of conversation Friday, Feb. 21 as Bill Christiansen, district director for Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), speaks to the community at this month’s Dana Point Civic Association Coffee Chat.
The talk will be held at The Coffee Importers at the Dana Point Harbor beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Christiansen is expected to discuss Issa’s work as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, including pending hearings, investigations and legislation. Recently, Issa has launched an inquiry into the White House’s newly formed Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, according to Politico.com. Issa has also led efforts to reform the U.S. Postal Service.
Issa’a district director will also discuss the debt ceiling.
Redistricting after the 2000 census removed south Orange County from Issa’s district, but returned San Clemente, Dana Point, and north to Ladera Ranch to the 49th District in 2012. Issa opened a congressional office in Dana Point last September.
Free coffee will be provided. Christiansen’s talk will be followed by questions. Community members will also have a chance to share their thoughts.