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Dec 5, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce his nominations to the United States Service Academies.  Nominees were selected in a competitive process in which a number of highly qualified 23rd Congressional District high school students applied for consideration.  

Dec 3, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:

“A bright point of light has gone out in the world.

Nov 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on Google CEO Sundar Pichai's scheduled appearance in front of the House Judiciary Committee:

Nov 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy joined President Trump on his visit to California yesterday to meet with the first responders and community leaders impacted by the Camp and Woosely fires.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy spoke at a press conference today on the GOP agenda and the newly elected House Republican leadership team.

Remarks are below, or watch online here.

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

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.

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

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).

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

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%.

Oct 25, 2018 Press Release

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. 

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release

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:



In The News

Dec 8, 2014 In The News
"Tellingly, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Monday said that she can’t support some of the provisions in the current House bill, despite negotiating progress that has convinced her an eventual bipartisan compromise is possible. … Much of the latest House bill’s language is drawn from Feinstein’s legislation, or was agreed to by her during negotiations with House Republicans."
Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"It is important for action to be taken now as any new attempt will basically have to go back to step one and by the time a bill is passed and signed by the president next year, we could be back into summer and millions of acre feet of water will already have been lost to the ocean."
Dec 7, 2014 In The News
"The bill (HR 5781) introduced by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford and supported by GOP leadership provides the flexibility and resources to give farmers in the Valley and elsewhere a fighting chance to grow their crops and put people back to work in 2015."
Oct 27, 2014 In The News

Led by U.S. Rep. and honorary chairman Kevin McCarthy, Bakersfield College was host to the first annual Kern County Agriculture Summit that took place in the Gil Bishop Gymnasium Oct.

Oct 14, 2014 In The News
Officials also expressed concerns about potential use restrictions on the hundreds of thousands of acres that will be forever preserved. "Once again this administration is taking unilateral action without congressional or public input," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "I strongly support multiple use of our national forests and other public lands, but this decision severely limits usage."
Oct 6, 2014 In The News
"To see this potential cure moving forward shows how far we have come from working to raise awareness of valley fever to making strides to achieving our goal of erasing this disease from our communities," McCarthy said in a news release.
Sep 26, 2014 In The News
Last week, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife made two announcements. The first is that it was removing the counties of Tulare, Kern and Fresno as habitat areas for the beetle and second, that it was suspending its efforts to delist the bug from the threatened list. The action to remove the counties from the habitat range was the direct result of efforts by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) who became concerned with the impact the bug and the bush by the same name were having on both the city and developments in Porterville.
Sep 22, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy said the action by the federal agency means an end to the measures cities have had to take, but Lollis said he is not ready to pull the plug on the mitigation project or any other actions the city has taken regarding the bush and the beetle.
Sep 22, 2014 In The News
Congressman Kevin McCarthy used the controversial ditch as an example of federal regulations hamstringing business and economic growth as he spoke in favor of a house resolution called the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.
Sep 22, 2014 In The News

It's been a good year for the fight against valley fever. In July, the FDA approved a new skin test from San Diego-based Nielsen BioSciences Inc. called Spherusol. Previous skin tests fell out of favor because of a high number of false positives, but Spherusol -- which will roll out in phases starting this year -- has been shown to be more reliable.