Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Representing the 23rd District of CALIFORNIA
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Apr 26, 2016 Press Release
By increasing access to this data, healthcare officials, researchers, and engaged citizens will have an opportunity to strengthen treatment and prevention programs.
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Apr 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on passage  of the House Appropriations Committee fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which includes legislative provisions pushed by McCarthy, Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert, Appropriations Committee Mem

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Apr 12, 2016 Press Release
Kelly’s tireless work that helped turn the idea of independence into the reality of a better future for children with special needs. I am proud of Kelly and was thrilled to be a part of today’s Buddy’s Walk with her beautiful family.”
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Apr 12, 2016 Press Release
The inclusion of California water provisions in the FY17 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill is the latest effort by my Californian Republican colleagues and me to press for solutions and, once passed by the House, offers the Senate another chance to consider this important legislation.
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Apr 1, 2016 Press Release
In the House we continue to do what is in our power to keep Americans safer from extremist threats like ISIS. On the other hand, our Commander in Chief remains reluctant to take the steps needed to destroy ISIS. Instead, he has spent much of his presidency spreading false hope that the “tide of war” is receding despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.
Mar 24, 2016 Press Release
We more urgently need specific leadership from our Chief Executive. That specific leadership is simple: a clear message to the relevant federal agencies to increase – not decrease – pumping over and above -5,000 cfs to take full advantage of these recent storms—perhaps the last of the season.
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Mar 23, 2016 Press Release
The Obama Administration is flirting with tyranny when it attempts to trample on the rights of people to live out lives of faith
Mar 22, 2016 Press Release
As we mourn with our Belgian and European allies, we must also remember the only way to stop these attacks is to defeat terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Today, the House passed another bill that requires other countries that have joined in the effort to destroy ISIL to strengthen their travel screening.
Mar 18, 2016 Press Release
The new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone is approaching naturally occurring background levels, which will be next to impossible for many areas in the United States, including California’s Central Valley, to attain in the timeframe that EPA has a laid out.
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In The News

Dec 8, 2014 In The News
"The GOP has passed drought relief measures during the past two congressional sessions. This time, GOP lawmakers pursued a bill that's much closer to what Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer helped pass in their chamber. The new effort, for example, scuttled the previously passed language that directed agencies to operate without regard to the Endangered Species Act. The latest effort takes a more targeted approach. … Both senators said they could not support the House bill."
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Dec 8, 2014 In The News
"Tellingly, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Monday said that she can’t support some of the provisions in the current House bill, despite negotiating progress that has convinced her an eventual bipartisan compromise is possible. … Much of the latest House bill’s language is drawn from Feinstein’s legislation, or was agreed to by her during negotiations with House Republicans."
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Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"It is important for action to be taken now as any new attempt will basically have to go back to step one and by the time a bill is passed and signed by the president next year, we could be back into summer and millions of acre feet of water will already have been lost to the ocean."
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Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"The bill (HR 5781) introduced by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford and supported by GOP leadership provides the flexibility and resources to give farmers in the Valley and elsewhere a fighting chance to grow their crops and put people back to work in 2015."
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Oct 27, 2014 In The News

Led by U.S. Rep. and honorary chairman Kevin McCarthy, Bakersfield College was host to the first annual Kern County Agriculture Summit that took place in the Gil Bishop Gymnasium Oct.

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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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