Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Representing the 23rd District of CALIFORNIA
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Dec 16, 2016 Press Release
This water deal has been years in the making and was achieved by an unwavering commitment to our communities and state. This new law will help our communities receive more water this wet season and will help move forward storage projects that will define California’s bright future.
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Oct 26, 2016 Press Release
As I discussed with the Deputy Secretary of Defense last night, our veterans have already given more than what they owe to this nation, and today’s swift action demonstrates that the Department agrees.
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Oct 25, 2016 Press Release
“It is disgraceful that the men and women who answered their country’s call to duty following September 11 are now facing forced repayments of bonuses offered to them."
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Oct 15, 2016 Press Release
“We’ve never had a trial to know the best way to treat somebody when they had valley fever," McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, said during a press conference at KMC announcing the study's kickoff. "This trial could not come soon enough."
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Oct 6, 2016 Press Release
Judy and I are saddened by the news that Sergeant Steve Owen has died today in the line of duty. Our prayers are with Sergeant Owen’s family and our law enforcement community during this incredibly difficult time.
Sep 30, 2016 Press Release
“For seven decades NASA Armstrong has served as the testing ground for American exceptionalism."
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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold a forum in Bakersfield for students in the 23rd Congressional District interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
H.R. 6007 would give the Secretary of Transportation the authority to conduct aeronautical studies at spaceports, allowing the FAA to study the potential impact of structures on spacecraft arriving or departing from a licensed launch site.
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Sep 13, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced the Department of Transportation awarded Meadows Field Airport a grant for phase two of the Runway Rehabilitation Project. The grant, which McCarthy strongly supported, will support the Runway Rehabilitation Project, a three-phased project totaling $49 million that will upgrade our airport runway to accommodate air traffic in and out of Bakersfield and the Central Valley.
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Jul 22, 2016 Press Release
"At one of our community’s worst moments, we witnessed the best from our fellow citizens. But as the dust settled, it became abundantly clear that we would need help rebuilding."

In The News

Mar 16, 2016 In The News
But the two Kern River Valley veterans not only received their long overdue and well-deserved medals, they received them in a big way thanks to the efforts of Congressman Kevin McCarthy and local veteran advocate Gary Zuber who organized a special medal presentation ceremony last week.
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Feb 10, 2016 In The News
Fixing California’s drought challenge remains my top priority in Congress, and I will continue to work with my House colleagues, the president and Sens. Feinstein and Boxer to find a solution that gets water flowing to the communities in our state that so desperately need it.
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Feb 9, 2016 In The News
Today’s groundbreaking is the first step in establishing a center for learning for our students that reflects the cutting edge advances that our Ridgecrest community is known for.
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Feb 7, 2016 In The News
The research, development, testing and evaluation that is conducted within our community at China Lake and Edwards cannot be replicated anywhere in the world.
Feb 4, 2016 In The News

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the high quality of scientific and engineering work going on at China Lake is one reason he was visiting Tuesday. 

Jan 16, 2016 In The News
DEBORAH MILLS/DAILY INDEPENDENT
On Friday at Gateway Elementary School they held their monthly assembly recognizing students for their achievements and Principal Lisa Decker handed out the awards to them.

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Jan 10, 2016 In The News
Eager to help, McCarthy volunteered to read a question at the next year's competition, but got held up in Washington, D.C., the night of the event, so not wanting to disappoint, he stood at the steps of the Capitol armed with a smartphone and sent the recording to Adams, sparking a tradition.
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Dec 22, 2015 In The News
Late last week, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a bipartisan legislative package. The legislation makes more than 20 tax provisions permanent, prevents tax increases for millions of Americans, and provides tax relief for small businesses.
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Dec 14, 2015 In The News
The passage of Majority Leader McCarthy’s Space Act, along with my committed efforts in the California Legislature, will ensure that California’s commercial space industry continues to grow and thrive.
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Dec 11, 2015 In The News
In their five-year bill, the California Emergency Drought Relief and Water Storage Act of 2015, we think the Republicans went far enough in accommodating Democratic demands, such as saving fish and assistance to communities hit by drought.
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