Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the appointment of Bakersfield resident Ernest Conant as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Director:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the election of State Senator Shannon Grove as the Republican Leader in the California State Senate:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on California wildfire relief:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy joined Fox & Friends this morning to discuss the government shutdown and Democrats refusing to offer serious solutions.
Excerpts of Congressman McCarthy's interview can be found below, or you can watch the full video here.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy delivered the following remarks today to welcome the 116th Congress:
"Colleagues, friends, and fellow Americans, it is my honor to serve with you and to welcome you to the first day of the 116th Congress of the United States House of Representatives.
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement on House Democrats’ repeal of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which keeps U.S. foreign aid money from being used to perform or promote abortion:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement after House Democrats voted against H.Res 11 as the Motion To Commit to add language to H. Res. 5, calling on the House to not adjourn until the full government is funded and open again:
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement on funding the government:
“Tonight the House passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open, secure our borders, and provide relief to communities harmed by natural disasters.
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement on the Obamacare ruling by a U.S. District Court in Texas:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage the Farm Bill:
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.
"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.
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.
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.
When a grocer sells bad milk, customers are free to shop at another store. If there is no other store, a new one will be opened, promising and providing fresh milk. The first grocery store must then either offer fresh milk or lose its customers to the store that provides what is needed.
By Kevin McCarthy