Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congressman Paul Cook were pleased to secure a provision in the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that would create a funding stream for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to address water and energy infrastructure priorities.
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement:
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, introduced H.R. 6562, the bipartisan FORWARD Act with fellow Co-Chairman Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6) and Task Force Members Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9).
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the appointment of Porterville native Tom Barcellos to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee for California:
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Congressman Paul Cook, and House Natural Resources Committee Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock authored and signed onto a letter to the U.S.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today to express support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and personnel and denounce calls for ICE's abolishment.
Full remarks are below, or watch online here.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on passage of the JOBS Act 3.0:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce that the Kern County Department of Airports will receive $500,000 in Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand travel service at Bakersfield’s Meadows Field Airport with new non-stop flights to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:
"President Trump has chosen another highly qualified judge with a proven record of applying the law based on the text and original understanding of the Constitution.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement announcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to provide $258,231,000 in funding for the Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement announcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to provide $74 million in funding for the Success Reservoir Enlargement Project (SREP):
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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.
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.