Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement of new rules to protect religious freedom and ensure federal taxpayer dollars do not fund abortions:
“The three announcements by the Department of Health and Human Services today are clear victories in the fight for life and religious freedom.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) are pleased that the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is acting on their request to address the backlog of security clearance applications for personnel working at Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Plant 42, and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA Armstrong).
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the strong rate of economic growth in the third quarter of 2018:
“The American economy continues to boom — and all Americans are feeling the results.
“Our economy has grown at a rate of more than 3% in back-to-back quarters—and last quarter’s growth exceeded 4%.
The 115th Congress has taken unprecedented steps to secure our nation and defend its citizens from foreign aggression. Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the House’s work to ensure a stronger and safer America:
“Congress has taken large strides to counter global threats to the United States and our interests.
Today President Trump signed The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), the most comprehensive legislation to combat America’s opioid epidemic. Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement:
Throughout the 115th Congress the House of Representatives produced results that are making our country stronger and more prosperous. Some of this Congress’s first actions included historic regulatory repeal and reform. Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the work to rein in burdensome regulations:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Representatives Devin Nunes (CA-22), David Valadao (CA-21), Jeff Denham (CA-10), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Tom McClintock (CA-4), and Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) released the following statement today on President Trump’s executive memorandum on western water:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 7059, the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018:
Full text of the legislation can be found here.
Congressman McCarthy spent time in El Paso, TX, with the brave men and women serving our country as Border Patrol agents. He received a tour of the U.S.–Mexico border and was given an update on the progress being made to protect our border.
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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