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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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Dec 10, 2014 In The News
"Two Central Valley House Republicans — Rep. David Valadao and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — have spent months discussing drought measures with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. However, Feinstein and the Obama administration oppose the 26-page California Emergency Drought Relief Act approved by the House on Tuesday because it waives certain environmental protections and puts some limits on regulators."
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Dec 9, 2014 In The News

On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.

 

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Dec 8, 2014 In The News
"The GOP has passed drought relief measures during the past two congressional sessions. This time, GOP lawmakers pursued a bill that's much closer to what Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer helped pass in their chamber. The new effort, for example, scuttled the previously passed language that directed agencies to operate without regard to the Endangered Species Act. The latest effort takes a more targeted approach. … Both senators said they could not support the House bill."
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Dec 8, 2014 In The News
"Tellingly, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Monday said that she can’t support some of the provisions in the current House bill, despite negotiating progress that has convinced her an eventual bipartisan compromise is possible. … Much of the latest House bill’s language is drawn from Feinstein’s legislation, or was agreed to by her during negotiations with House Republicans."
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Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"It is important for action to be taken now as any new attempt will basically have to go back to step one and by the time a bill is passed and signed by the president next year, we could be back into summer and millions of acre feet of water will already have been lost to the ocean."
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Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"The bill (HR 5781) introduced by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford and supported by GOP leadership provides the flexibility and resources to give farmers in the Valley and elsewhere a fighting chance to grow their crops and put people back to work in 2015."
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Oct 27, 2014 In The News

Led by U.S. Rep. and honorary chairman Kevin McCarthy, Bakersfield College was host to the first annual Kern County Agriculture Summit that took place in the Gil Bishop Gymnasium Oct.

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Oct 14, 2014 In The News
Officials also expressed concerns about potential use restrictions on the hundreds of thousands of acres that will be forever preserved. "Once again this administration is taking unilateral action without congressional or public input," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "I strongly support multiple use of our national forests and other public lands, but this decision severely limits usage."
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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