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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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Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
ISIL is committing genocide. It’s time for the Obama administration to stop dancing around this issue.
Mar 10, 2016 Press Release
Rep. McCarthy joined PPIC for a wide–ranging discussion about the critical issues facing the state and nation—from water to terrorism to the economy.
Mar 10, 2016 Press Release
President Obama’s regulations are a punch in the gut to our oil and gas workers who are already reeling, and the House will fight back against this regulatory grandstanding.
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Mar 2, 2016 Press Release
Congressman McCarthy announced today that he is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2016 Annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition for high school students.
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Feb 24, 2016 Press Release
He exemplified how principles should be practiced and served as an irreplaceable beacon and guardian of federalism, separation of powers, and liberty throughout his service on the bench.

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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.

Jul 16, 2014 In The News

A recent opinion piece in this paper discussed misleading public health concerns if the state moves forward with safe oil extraction methods ("When it comes to public health, we can't ignore our environment," July 7). However, public health programs used by Californians in need would be in jeopardy if the state restricted domestic oil production.

 

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May 9, 2014 In The News

When a grocer sells bad milk, customers are free to shop at another store. If there is no other store, a new one will be opened, promising and providing fresh milk. The first grocery store must then either offer fresh milk or lose its customers to the store that provides what is needed.

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