Congressman Kevin McCarthy delivered the following remarks today to welcome the 116th Congress:
"Colleagues, friends, and fellow Americans, it is my honor to serve with you and to welcome you to the first day of the 116th Congress of the United States House of Representatives.
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement on funding the government:
“Tonight the House passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open, secure our borders, and provide relief to communities harmed by natural disasters.
Congressman McCarthy released the following statement on the Obamacare ruling by a U.S. District Court in Texas:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage the Farm Bill:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy delivered the following remarks today at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices.”
Full remarks are below, or watch online here.
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation’s intention to award a $17.5 million grant to the Kern Council of Governments for Kern County California State Route 46 Widening Segment 4B project. The grant award is from the U.S.
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.
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.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on Google CEO Sundar Pichai's scheduled appearance in front of the House Judiciary Committee:
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.
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