Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
“In an increasingly dangerous world where America continues to face the rise of extremism and instability abroad, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 ensures American security and provides the resources necessary for a strong defense and foreign policy."
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
"The ABLE Act will both empower and help ease the burden of disabled Americans by letting them and their families create tax-free accounts that can be used to pay for education, housing, transportation, or other disability-related expenses."
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
“This crisis cannot go unanswered, and the House’s unwavering commitment to find a solution has led to the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, introduced by Congressman David Valadao. Due to the urgent nature of the water crisis, the House will vote on this legislation next week.
Nov 26, 2014 Press Release
“For communities like those in California's Central Valley, clean air and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. Over decades, ingenuity and efforts by our families and businesses to reduce emissions have delivered cleaner air year over year."
Nov 1, 2014 Press Release
“My heart and prayers go out to the pilots of SpaceShipTwo and their families. Their courage and bravery to embark on missions that will lead towards expanding man’s reach into space exemplify the ingenuity and imagination of America."
Oct 27, 2014 Press Release
"In our daily lives we experience efficiency in the way we bank, shop, and pay our bills. Why should we hold government to a lower standard? Government must be smaller, more effective, and more efficient."
"There is no doubt that the issue of water is the top priority for our agriculture industry and our state. What we never expected however, nor should any community anticipate, is our government becoming so disconnected from the needs and realities of the communities they are supposed to serve."
Oct 14, 2014 Press Release
"The Central Valley has spent decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the air we breathe and we’ve been successful. Last year was the cleanest year on record. The Valley is making progress to meeting the old rules, but we are now being told that that isn’t enough."
"For decades, so many of our neighbors were stricken with an illness that could not be identified or treated with any certainty that one would be fully healed. Much of the country outside of the Valley, including the medical community, was virtually unaware of it. This led to frustration and concern in our communities over the seemingly helpless fight. It left us with only the blind hope that a loved one wouldn’t contract the disease. It is my goal to change that."
Oct 4, 2014 Press Release
Bakersfield, CA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the potential curative anti-Valley Fever drug nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP) under the GAIN Act, which will help move it into clinical trials and eventually help patients.