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Oct 14, 2014 In The News
Officials also expressed concerns about potential use restrictions on the hundreds of thousands of acres that will be forever preserved. "Once again this administration is taking unilateral action without congressional or public input," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "I strongly support multiple use of our national forests and other public lands, but this decision severely limits usage."
Oct 6, 2014 In The News
"To see this potential cure moving forward shows how far we have come from working to raise awareness of valley fever to making strides to achieving our goal of erasing this disease from our communities," McCarthy said in a news release.
Sep 26, 2014 In The News
Last week, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife made two announcements. The first is that it was removing the counties of Tulare, Kern and Fresno as habitat areas for the beetle and second, that it was suspending its efforts to delist the bug from the threatened list. The action to remove the counties from the habitat range was the direct result of efforts by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) who became concerned with the impact the bug and the bush by the same name were having on both the city and developments in Porterville.
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Sep 22, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy said the action by the federal agency means an end to the measures cities have had to take, but Lollis said he is not ready to pull the plug on the mitigation project or any other actions the city has taken regarding the bush and the beetle.
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Sep 22, 2014 In The News
Congressman Kevin McCarthy used the controversial ditch as an example of federal regulations hamstringing business and economic growth as he spoke in favor of a house resolution called the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.
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Sep 22, 2014 In The News

It's been a good year for the fight against valley fever. In July, the FDA approved a new skin test from San Diego-based Nielsen BioSciences Inc. called Spherusol. Previous skin tests fell out of favor because of a high number of false positives, but Spherusol -- which will roll out in phases starting this year -- has been shown to be more reliable.

Aug 29, 2014 In The News

During the Honor Flight fundraising event today, one local veteran was presented with five medals by Congressman Kevin McCarthy that earned during his service in WWII.

The medals were presented to 90-year-old Lee Neukirchner at the Wall of Valor in downtown Bakersfield. Neukirchner served in the US Air Force from 1943 to 1946 during WWII, and, fought in Normandy on D-Day.

Aug 25, 2014 In The News

 "This week, the world witnessed the purest form of evil through the deplorable actions of ISIS on American journalist James Foley.  First and foremost, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends.

Aug 3, 2014 In The News
"I will do all that I can to ensure not one dollar of federal funding goes to boondoggles like California's high-speed rail," Mr. McCarthy said. "The government's handling of hard earned taxpayer dollars must be based on merit and facts, not upon a desired legacy."
Aug 2, 2014 In The News

Water is the lifeblood of our community. Unfortunately, we are now seeing thousands of acres of once-productive farmland sitting fallow and citrus trees being ripped out of the ground from a lack of water. The images are crushing, but the real life impacts are more far reaching.

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