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Dec 20, 2019 Press Release


Friends,

With 2019 coming to a close, I’d like to give you a quick update on one pressing issue affecting our community – Valley Fever. 

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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release


Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s Bakersfield visit to discuss homelessness initiatives:

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

 

Today, the House passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement:

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Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
A lower federal royalty rate on soda ash will level the playing field in domestic and global markets, and will allow this vital U.S. industry to expand and add jobs throughout the supply chain.
Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
These important investments in our communities will help improve the foundations for continued economic growth.
Dec 16, 2019 Press Release
China Lake is essential to our military’s weapons development and research, and our national security is improved with NAWS China Lake’s success. This bill demonstrates substantial progress in returning China Lake to fully operational status, and I urge President Trump to immediately sign this legislation into law after it is approved by Congress.
Dec 13, 2019 Press Release
This award will go towards expanding the capacity and improving the facilities at Desert Junior Senior High School which will further enrich students’ educational experiences.
Dec 11, 2019 Press Release


Today, the Conference Report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House with Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s support. This bill contains several local priorities secured by McCarthy that will help to directly strengthen Edwards Air Force Base and Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
I am proud to announce that we have successfully secured the Navy’s full request for earthquake recovery efforts needed at China Lake this year.

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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."
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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."
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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."
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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