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Dec 16, 2014 Press Release
“What does this bill do? It says in the rainy season, when the floodwaters are high, can we not move water down through the Valley? That's what this bill does. It also gives the safeguard that, if the fish are harmed, to stop. Does this bill go on forever? No, it goes on the length to September or to the length of what the governor has declared within the drought. Now, I know government cannot make it rain, but government can stop the government policies that pick fish over people."
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Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
"Throughout the nation people will talk about unemployment below six percent. There are cities that have more than 30 percent. So while the Senate is still in session, I ask them to look in the eyes of those unemployed, that they can take an action that can make a difference right now. But if they miss this opportunity, we'll be hurt even further in the next year."
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Dec 9, 2014 Press Release
“No veterans should ever lack access to mental health care or feel abandoned by the agency created to care for them. We must honor Clay’s memory by fixing the broken system and serving those veterans who have suffered wounds serving us.”
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Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
“In an increasingly dangerous world where America continues to face the rise of extremism and instability abroad, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 ensures American security and provides the resources necessary for a strong defense and foreign policy."
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
"The ABLE Act will both empower and help ease the burden of disabled Americans by letting them and their families create tax-free accounts that can be used to pay for education, housing, transportation, or other disability-related expenses."
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
“This crisis cannot go unanswered, and the House’s unwavering commitment to find a solution has led to the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, introduced by Congressman David Valadao. Due to the urgent nature of the water crisis, the House will vote on this legislation next week.
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Nov 26, 2014 Press Release
“For communities like those in California's Central Valley, clean air and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. Over decades, ingenuity and efforts by our families and businesses to reduce emissions have delivered cleaner air year over year."
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Nov 1, 2014 Press Release
“My heart and prayers go out to the pilots of SpaceShipTwo and their families. Their courage and bravery to embark on missions that will lead towards expanding man’s reach into space exemplify the ingenuity and imagination of America."
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Oct 27, 2014 Press Release
"In our daily lives we experience efficiency in the way we bank, shop, and pay our bills. Why should we hold government to a lower standard? Government must be smaller, more effective, and more efficient."
Oct 21, 2014 Press Release
"There is no doubt that the issue of water is the top priority for our agriculture industry and our state. What we never expected however, nor should any community anticipate, is our government becoming so disconnected from the needs and realities of the communities they are supposed to serve."
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May 19, 2011 In The News
Staff
May 19, 2011

Ridgecrest, Calif. — Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced the recipients of the 2011 Congressman Kevin McCarthy Merit Award in East Kern and Los Angeles Counties.

Included among them was Burroughs High School student Heidi Yi.

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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