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CONGRESSMAN VALADAO QUESTIONS FDA COMMISSIONER ON BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao questioned U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf during the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2023 budget hearing. Congressman Valadao is a member of the subcommittee and used his time to press the FDA Commissioner on the steps FD...

CONGRESSMAN VALADAO URGES ACTION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNDING LEGISLATION

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the Peace Officers Researchers Association of California to urge action on H.R. 6448, the Invest to Protect Act, in honor of National Police Week. Congressman Valadao is an original co-sponsor of bill, which would establish a grant program through the Department of Justice to fund training for de-escalation...

CONGRESSMAN VALADAO URGES ACTION ON DROUGHT

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao participated in the House Committee on Natural Resources Republican Members Western Drought Forum. The forum brought together members of Congress and stakeholders across the Western United States, including the Central Valley, to raise awareness on the drought’s impact on our domestic food supply. In his remarks, Rep. Valadao stressed the devastatin...

Congressman Valadao Leads CA Delegation in Objecting to State Gas Tax Increase

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao and members of the California Republican delegation again called on the state to take immediate action to suspend the gas tax, which is now set to increase by 3 cents per gallon on July 1, 2022. In March, Congressman Valadao led his California Republican colleagues in a letter to Governor Newsom requesting the state temporarily suspend the gas tax t...

Congressman Valadao Issues Statement Ahead of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao released the following statement ahead of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, 2022. Congressman Valadao is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian issues “On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, we pause to remember the lives of the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. As Americans, we have a re...

Congressman Valadao Joins Bipartisan Group to Ensure Canada Lives Up to USMCA Dairy Commitments

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WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman David G. Valadao joined a group of bipartisan members in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to ensure Canada lives up to its commitments under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In January, a USMCA panel ruled in favor of the United States and found that Canada was breaching its co...

Congressman Valadao Invites Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao announced his office is now accepting applications for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congre...

Congressman Valadao Hosts Supply Chain Roundtable with Problem Solvers Caucus

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman David G. Valadao joined the Problem Solvers Caucus in a roundtable with industry leaders on the ongoing supply chain crisis and the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Rep. Valadao is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which would implement new shipping regulations and reforms that will ensure fair trade and shipping practices between countries, as...

Congressman Valadao Leads California Republican Delegation in Requesting Governor Newsom Suspend Gas Tax

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao led the entire California House Republican Delegation in a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting he temporarily suspend the California gas tax. Yesterday, the California State Assembly held a vote on suspending California’s gas tax for half a year, which failed on a party-line vote. “Yesterday the Democratic supermajority in California had an o...

Congressman Valadao Secures Funding to Improve Central Valley Communities in Annual Government Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao voted in support of the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Package. H.R. 2471 provides $1.5 trillion in discretionary resources across the 12 Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills. Congressman Valadao, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured several wins for the Central Valley in the annual spending package. “I came to Congress to deliv...

Congressman Valadao Visits the Southern Border

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WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congressman David G. Valadao joined a delegation of House Republicans at the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas. During the trip members attended an operational briefing at Del Rio Border Patrol Station, a border technology demonstration, and a business leaders roundtable. The members took a tour of the Del Rio International Port of Entry Bridge, which was the site of nat...

Congressman Valadao Supports Expanding VA Benefits for 3.5 million Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao voted in support of H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act. This comprehensive legislation addresses healthcare, disability compensation, research, and additional resources related to veterans suffering from multiple forms of toxic exposure, including burn pits and herbicides. It also establishes presumptions of service-connection to toxic exposure fo...

Congressman Valadao Stands with Ukraine

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao voted in support of a House Resolution reaffirming Congress’ support for Ukraine. The resolution includes several of Rep. Valadao’s concerns about the crisis in Ukraine, including the importance of American energy independence, tougher sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his inner circle, and additional military aid to Ukraine. “I was glad to see widesp...

Congressman Valadao Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON — Tonight Congressman David G. Valadao released the following statement after attending President Biden’s State of the Union Address. “Right now we are facing the biggest threat to international order since WWII, and the entire world is looking to America to project strength and unity,” said Congressman Valadao. “Tonight, I was glad to hear President Biden reaffirm our support for Ukrai...