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Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
On July 10, the Times' editorial board wrote in opposition to the House's latest response to the drought. I strongly disagree with the editorial. The House’s bill responding to the drought accomplishes much more than the editorial board gives credit for, and the alternative solutions the board proposed would do little to solve our water problems. Below are a few points where the editorial board and I just don’t see eye to ey
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Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
“As I—and the President—have said before, no deal that allows Iran to get nuclear weapons is acceptable. ... Nothing in the deal announced today eliminates Iran’s ability to eventually become a nuclear threshold power. It just delays the day and rewards the Iranians with billions of dollars in sanctions relief until that day comes.
Jul 14, 2015 Press Release
"We have the ability to build on our great history of success if only Democrats join us in making the right choices."
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Jul 10, 2015 Press Release
"21st Century Cures is one of the most important bills we are considering this Congress because it can actually save lives. This bill preserves America’s place at the forefront of medical innovation by making a commitment to fund medical research, break down barriers to collaborations, and cut the time it take to get innovations from the laboratory to the doctor’s office."
Jul 9, 2015 Press Release
Fortunately, Valley Fever will be specifically targeted in this bill, thanks to our successful inclusion of the underlying fungi species responsible for Valley Fever as a “qualifying pathogen” within the Food and Drug Administration. This is another step forward in recognizing the importance in fighting this disease and eventually finding a potential cure or vaccine.
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Jun 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the introduction of new California water legislation. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 achieves four main goals: it moves water through the Delta, creates a path for new storage, protects the State Water Project, and preserves water rights. 

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Jun 2, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Kevin McCarthy is proud to announce the graduation of ten cadets/midshipmen from the U.S. Service Academies. “It has been a source of great pride to watch these individuals grow and develop into strong young officers these past four years through the benefits of a military education. I commend them for their commitment to service and look forward to seeing what they accomplish as they lead our armed services into the future.”
May 1, 2015 Press Release
“Also, as California endures the worst drought in a century, the Bureau of Reclamation continues to drag its feet on feasibility studies for new water storage projects. This bill will force the Bureau of Reclamation to finally make a decision on these studies that have been stuck in the bureaucracy for upward of five to ten years."
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Apr 3, 2015 Press Release
“These policies imposed on us now, and during wet seasons of the past, are leaving our families, businesses, communities, and state high and dry. These rules and regulations must be changed.
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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release
High school students from portions of Kern, Tulare, and Los Angeles counties who reside in the 23rd Congressional District can submit artwork on a wide variety of subjects and mediums. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 30th.

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In The News

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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