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Valadao Announces USDA Funding for Sites Reservoir

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced a $449 million loan administered by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Sites Reservoir Project Authority. Funds will be used to build the interconnection facilities to move water in and out of Sites Reservoir. Joined by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Congressmen Doug LaMalfa and Jeff Denham, and Assemblyman James Gallagher, Congressman David G. Valadao issued the following...

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Valadao Announces Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant to Stratford Community

HANFORD - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced the community of Stratford, California as the recipient of federal grant funding to ensure the community has access to an adequate, clean water supply. The Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant, totaling $1,000,000, is administered by the Office of Rural Development, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants help eligible communities, such as Stratford, prepare, or re...

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House Republicans Welcome Executive Action on Western Water

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Representatives David G. Valadao (CA-21), Devin Nunes (CA-22), Jeff Denham (CA-10), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Tom McClintock (CA-4), and Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) released the following statement today on President Trump’s executive memorandum on western water: “The President’s announcement is an immense relief for the farmers and families of the San Joaquin Valley and communities across California. Due to the actions of environmental e...

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David Valadao Commends Landmark Action to Restore Water Deliveries to Central Valley

HANFORD – After six years and numerous legislative attempts to restore water delivers to California’s Central Valley, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined Central Valley Representatives as President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Memorandum promoting the reliable supply and delivery of water in California and the entire western United States. Following the signing, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement: “After years of fighting obstruction fr...

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ICYMI: Agriculture Industry Applauds Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON – After more than a year of negotiations, the United States reached a consensus regarding trade agreements between the United States, Canada, and Mexico this past weekend. While the agreement is not yet final, agriculture stakeholders across the nation are praising the work between the three nations. See what they're saying below and learn more about the agreement here. “This important agreement, assuming it is properly implemented, should give U.S. dairy farmers additional marketing ...

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Congressman Valadao Releases Statement on Renegotiated Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON – After more than a year of negotiations, on Sunday, September 30, 2018, the United States reached a consensus regarding the revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which governs more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The new agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will establish new rules for automobile production, expand market access for American farmers, and level the playing field between the...

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Congressman David G. Valadao Votes to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in support of legislation to permanently extend the individual provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law last December. The package, referred to as Tax Reform 2.0, includes three bills aimed at permanently reducing taxes for middle-class Americans, especially those in California’s Central Valley. U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) stated, “Since implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act earlie...

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Rep. Valadao Votes to Keep Government Funded

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted to keep the federal government funded, ensuring the continued operations of critical programs Central Valley families rely on. The spending package, Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157, includes Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) funding. In addition, the package also includes a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR), to extend funding for the other federal agencies through Decem...

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Rep. Valadao Urges Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee to Pass Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), joined by 118 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee urging the timely consideration of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act by the Committee. In January 2017, Congressman Valadao introduced H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act to grant presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to U.S. service members who ...

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Rep. Valadao Receives ‘Hero of Main Street’ Award

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Retail Federation (NRF) announced U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) has been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to millions of small businesses of the retail industry. The awards were presented as small retailers across the country gathered in Washington for NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit. Congressman David G. Valadao stated, “Small businesses are a vital part of the Central Valley’s communi...

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