Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement after sending a letter to the Department of Education in support of two grant applications submitted by the Center for Civic Education to promote professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement after House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), also known as the “Farm Bill”:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement in recognition of Flag Day:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act.
Full remarks are below, or watch online here.
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’s intention to award $50 million to the City of Bakersfield to complete the Centennial Corridor State Route 58/99 Freight Improvement Project through the Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5682, the FIRST STEP Act:
In The News
During the Honor Flight fundraising event today, one local veteran was presented with five medals by Congressman Kevin McCarthy that earned during his service in WWII.
The medals were presented to 90-year-old Lee Neukirchner at the Wall of Valor in downtown Bakersfield. Neukirchner served in the US Air Force from 1943 to 1946 during WWII, and, fought in Normandy on D-Day.
"This week, the world witnessed the purest form of evil through the deplorable actions of ISIS on American journalist James Foley. First and foremost, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
Water is the lifeblood of our community. Unfortunately, we are now seeing thousands of acres of once-productive farmland sitting fallow and citrus trees being ripped out of the ground from a lack of water. The images are crushing, but the real life impacts are more far reaching.
A recent opinion piece in this paper discussed misleading public health concerns if the state moves forward with safe oil extraction methods ("When it comes to public health, we can't ignore our environment," July 7). However, public health programs used by Californians in need would be in jeopardy if the state restricted domestic oil production.
When a grocer sells bad milk, customers are free to shop at another store. If there is no other store, a new one will be opened, promising and providing fresh milk. The first grocery store must then either offer fresh milk or lose its customers to the store that provides what is needed.
By Kevin McCarthy