Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Representing the 23rd District of CALIFORNIA
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Oct 14, 2014 Press Release
"The Central Valley has spent decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the air we breathe and we’ve been successful. Last year was the cleanest year on record. The Valley is making progress to meeting the old rules, but we are now being told that that isn’t enough."
Oct 14, 2014 Press Release
"For decades, so many of our neighbors were stricken with an illness that could not be identified or treated with any certainty that one would be fully healed. Much of the country outside of the Valley, including the medical community, was virtually unaware of it. This led to frustration and concern in our communities over the seemingly helpless fight. It left us with only the blind hope that a loved one wouldn’t contract the disease. It is my goal to change that."
Oct 4, 2014 Press Release
Bakersfield, CA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the potential curative anti-Valley Fever drug nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP) under the GAIN Act, which will help move it into clinical trials and eventually help patients.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

Annapolis, MD - Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy traveled to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland where he visited with eleven midshipmen all of whom the Congressman nominated for attendance.

Sep 27, 2014 Press Release
" .... It is this can-do attitude that yields more than just large appetites. Since our ancestors settled in the Central Valley long ago, we have become the nation’s food basket and major supplier of energy - powering communities across the country. We have developed into a community of explorers, pushing the limits of space travel and aerospace capabilities ever since the sound barrier was broken in the Mojave Desert in 1947. One needs to look no further than our community as an example of American exceptionalism."
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release

Bakersfield, CA – Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold a forum in Bakersfield on Saturday, October 25th for students in the 23rd Congressional District interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies:

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that Tulare, Kern and Kings Counties are no longer in the habitat range of the Valley Longhorn Elderberry Beetle.  For decades, protecting the Elderberry Beetle has put costly and time consuming burdens on our local communities making critical infrastructure and economic developm

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Pastor Roger L. Spradlin of Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield led the House chamber in the opening prayer. Pastor Spradlin has been at Valley Baptist since 1983, holds a Doctorate of Ministry, and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on passage of the bicameral Veterans Administration (VA) agreement:

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In The News

May 19, 2011 In The News

May 19, 2011

Congressman Kevin McCarthy talks high-speed rail, the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act and the debt ceiling on Bakersfield's KGET-TV.

May 11, 2011 In The News
By Russell Berman
May 11, 2011

A bill to raise the debt limit without spending cuts attached would not get a single Republican vote in the House, the GOP's top vote-counter said Wednesday.

May 9, 2011 In The News
By John Cox
May 9, 2011

A congressional field hearing in Bakersfield Friday injected Kern County into the heated national debate over how to balance U.S. energy and economic needs with health and environmental protections.

May 9, 2011 In The News
By Creig P. Sherburne
May 6, 2011

Congressman Kevin McCarthy recently honored students from each high school in his congressional district in Atascadero.

May 5, 2011 In The News
By Staff
May 5, 2011

Everything feels fresh and new in the spring, so it's a perfect time for a display of student art. For First Friday, Metro Galleries will display the works from the 30th annual "An Artistic Discovery" Congressional Art Competition.

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