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Jul 2, 2021 Press Release

Yesterday, the State of California once again raised the gas tax, a burdensome annual occurrence that has been plaguing Californians for the last few years.

Jun 27, 2021 Press Release

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has been a staple in California’s energy production for decades, and Californians, especially those in Kern County, have greatly benefitted. For example:

Jun 21, 2021 Press Release


I wanted to take a moment to update you on a topic that has been at the forefront of many of our minds – our former neighbor, Trevor Reed.

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy joined Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in urging President Biden to call for the release of two U.S. Marine Corps Veterans, Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow.

Jun 1, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy held a meet and greet with seven local students who have accepted appointments to United States Service Academies.

McCarthy released the following statement:



In The News

Feb 10, 2016 In The News
Fixing California’s drought challenge remains my top priority in Congress, and I will continue to work with my House colleagues, the president and Sens. Feinstein and Boxer to find a solution that gets water flowing to the communities in our state that so desperately need it.
Feb 9, 2016 In The News
Today’s groundbreaking is the first step in establishing a center for learning for our students that reflects the cutting edge advances that our Ridgecrest community is known for.
Feb 7, 2016 In The News
The research, development, testing and evaluation that is conducted within our community at China Lake and Edwards cannot be replicated anywhere in the world.
Feb 4, 2016 In The News

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the high quality of scientific and engineering work going on at China Lake is one reason he was visiting Tuesday. 

Jan 16, 2016 In The News
On Friday at Gateway Elementary School they held their monthly assembly recognizing students for their achievements and Principal Lisa Decker handed out the awards to them.

Jan 10, 2016 In The News
Eager to help, McCarthy volunteered to read a question at the next year's competition, but got held up in Washington, D.C., the night of the event, so not wanting to disappoint, he stood at the steps of the Capitol armed with a smartphone and sent the recording to Adams, sparking a tradition.
Dec 22, 2015 In The News
Late last week, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a bipartisan legislative package. The legislation makes more than 20 tax provisions permanent, prevents tax increases for millions of Americans, and provides tax relief for small businesses.
Dec 14, 2015 In The News
The passage of Majority Leader McCarthy’s Space Act, along with my committed efforts in the California Legislature, will ensure that California’s commercial space industry continues to grow and thrive.
Dec 11, 2015 In The News
In their five-year bill, the California Emergency Drought Relief and Water Storage Act of 2015, we think the Republicans went far enough in accommodating Democratic demands, such as saving fish and assistance to communities hit by drought.
Dec 7, 2015 In The News
Nobody knows when, or even if, recreational human spaceflight will make the transition to commercial viability, but the new law gives it a fighting chance, which is all the industry is asking for.