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Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy responded to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) notice that it has awarded a lease contract for a new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Bakersfield: 

Apr 23, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy responded to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest actions to ban new hydraulic fracturing by 2024 and phase out oil and gas extraction by 2045 in the State.
McCarthy released the following statement:

Apr 20, 2021 Press Release

It’s no secret – the pandemic has been incredibly difficult for our school-aged children.

Apr 19, 2021 Press Release


I wanted to take a moment to highlight two opportunities for current high school students living in California’s 23rd Congressional District: service academy nominations (due Wednesday October 20, 2021) and the Annual Congressional Art Competition (due THIS Friday, April 23, 2021).


Apr 7, 2021 Press Release

This week, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, along with House Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost, the Republican California Congressional Delegation, and Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs (HVAC), led the fight to ensure that California’s veterans have access to critical and lifesaving telemedicine. 

Apr 1, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced that he is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2021 Annual Congressional Art Competition.



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.