Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the passage of three funding bills for FY2019:
“The Republican-led Congress is committed to restoring the American People’s trust in their government. That means restoring Congress to full working order.
This morning Congressman Kevin McCarthy hosted United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Bakersfield with three dozen of our community’s growers and dairies.
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:
Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement upon securing authorization for the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE) facility at Edwards Air Force Base in the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA):
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.
In The News
SpaceShipTwo, scheduled to carry tourists to space beginning in 2013, undergoes an unpowered glide flight test over Mojave in late 2010. Courtesy of Virgin Galactic
January 30, 2012
Coverage from Congressman McCarthy's recent visit to the Mojave Air and Space Port and hear about how the innovation and research being done there is impacting the local economy.
January 29, 2012
KGET-TV Bakersfield reports on Congressman McCarthy's visit to Mojave last Friday to discuss the importance of commercial space flight and the economic impact it is having on the local area. The station notes that McCarthy is fighting to extend a provision that will allow this industry to continue to innovate, grow and create jobs.
A committee of five, led by Mayor Ron Carter, battles on for veteran benefits in Ridgecrest.