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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
"My heart breaks to hear of the passing of my friend Sharon Runner. Sharon and I were seatmates in the Assembly and I saw firsthand her devotion to serving the Antelope Valley."
Jun 28, 2016 Press Release
"Judy and I are saddened by the loss of life from the ‪‎Erskine Fire‬. Our prayers go out to the families and everyone who has been affected. In the face of this devastation it has been incredible to see our community come together to support one another and help our neighbors get through this time of crisis. Specifically, our firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders have been nothing short of heroic while working to keep everyone safe and we are grateful for their service."
Jun 2, 2016 Press Release
When Congress passed the Veterans Choice Act, a key provision allowed for incompetent and indifferent executives whose inaction allowed veterans to die to be more easily fired.
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May 27, 2016 Press Release
Our hearts should swell with gratitude as we reflect on those who served to defend freedom and help spread democratic ideals around the globe. Our nation—and so many other nations—remain free because of our servicemen and our servicewomen.
May 24, 2016 Press Release
Every May we celebrate young men and women as they complete their higher education and take the next step into the world. For those graduating from our military academies, this next step is in service to our country. Their preparation to this point is an incredible source of pride for their families and our community.
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May 23, 2016 Press Release
"California House Republicans are prepared to lead Congress this week in major steps towards water solutions our state desperately needs."
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May 18, 2016 Press Release
Everyone’s shared goal is a healthier and more prosperous Central Valley, but saddling our communities with a new unattainable standard and then penalizing us for failing to meet it could potentially slow down current work on meeting the challenging air quality requirements already on the books.
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May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today in favor of H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will provide our military the resources it needs.

May 9, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation to reform and expand a popular public housing program that gives local communities greater control in serving our neighbors.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Our community is filled with creative minds that showcase their artistic talent every year in the Congressional Art Competition. It is always such an exciting opportunity to honor the artists, their work, and the stories behind their work every year. Every participant should be proud their work. And as Members of Congress and visitors walk to the Capitol in DC, Ethan’s work will surely be the best one showcased.
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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.

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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