Today, Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Mike Garcia (CA-25), and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine held a virtual small business event to discuss local contract opportunities to support NASA’s Artemis program.
Today, Congressman McCarthy released the following Public Service Announcement (PSA) regarding surge testing at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, California. The media is invited to use this PSA during their broadcasting.
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy held a press conference with ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for HHS and Matt Constatine, Director of the Kern County Public Health Department, to discuss the new surge testing site which opens today at the Kern County Fairgrounds:
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved surge testing in Bakersfield, California at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Surge testing provides additional temporary federal support to areas that have seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House and contains several California priorities, including authorization for a critical military construction project in the 23rd district:
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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