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House Appropriations Committee Approves Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

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Rep. Valadao speaking during markup of the legislative branch appropriations act

WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee met last night to consider the Fiscal Year 2025 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. Congressman Valadao, Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, released the following statement on the bill’s passage out of full committee markup: “My most important job is serving constituents, and this legislation ensures Congress has the resources needed...

Congressman Valadao Votes to Pass FY25 National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) with Congressman David Valadao’s support. The FY25 NDAA authorizes funding for all discretionary military programs and activities – including personnel, operations, maintenance, procurement, research, and development. It also outlines critical policies and directives fo...

Congressman Valadao Votes to Fully Fund Benefits for Veterans and Bolster National Security

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Congressman Valadao is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. “I’m proud to support this bill that ...

Valadao Calls on Newsom to Suspend Gas Tax Increase

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) led the entire California Republican congressional delegation in urging Governor Gavin Newsom to suspend the state’s upcoming gas tax increase on July 1, 2024. According to Triple A, the national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.60, but in California, the average price is $5.13 per gallon. “Governor Newsom has failed to provide relief at the...

Valadao Leads Subcommittee Markup of FY25 Legislative Branch Bill

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Chairman Valadao holds his first Legislative Branch Subcommittee Mark Up

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee met to consider its Fiscal Year 2025 bill. The measure was approved by the Subcommittee. Congressman Valadao is the Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee. “As the new Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, it’s been an exciting few weeks working to draft a bill that ensures Congress is able to serve th...

Congressman Valadao Urges Passage of Social Security Fairness Act

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Washington – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) led the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsement of H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act. This legislation would eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act. Currently, public service employees – such as police officers, teachers, and firefighters – are unable to rece...

Congressman Valadao Hosts Field Hearing on Rural Broadband in Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA -Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) hosted members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Western Caucus for a field hearing on the state of rural broadband in America. Members heard testimony from local service providers on various federal programs that help keep Central Valley families connected to high-speed, reliable internet. “Internet connectivity is a ne...

Strengthening Kern County industries

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Read the Op-Ed in the Bakersfield Californian Kern County is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, and the seventh largest oil-producing county in the nation. Thanks to a little help from nature and a whole lot of hard work, Kern County quite literally feeds and fuels the nation, and much of the world. While those of us who call the Central Valley home understand the critic...

Congressman Valadao Urges Reclamation to Significantly Increase Water Allocations

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Rep. Valadao urges Reclamation to significantly increase water allocations

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) took to the House Floor to urge the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to significantly increase water allocations for South-of-Delta contractors. Congressman Valadao emphasized the critical role California agriculture plays in the nation’s food supply and the importance of meaningful water allocations from Reclamation: “California grows a ...

Congressman Valadao Statement on Reclamation’s Updated 2024 Water Allocations

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) updated 2024 water allocation announcement for Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors. In March, Reclamation announced a 35% allocation for South-of-Delta agricultural repayment and water service contractors, up from their initial February allocation ...

Congressman Valadao Introduces Legislation to Improve Financial Literacy Education

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WASHINGTON – Today in honor of Financial Literacy Month, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) and Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) introduced the Promoting Financial Literacy in Secondary Schools Act. The legislation aims to make financial literacy education more widely available for high school students. “Too many people graduate high school with limited knowledge on real-life money skills, like ...

Congressman Valadao Statement on National Security Supplemental Package

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) released the following statement after voting in support of national security supplemental legislation to provide urgent aid to Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine. “My most important duty in Congress is ensuring the safety of all Americans, and it is in America’s national security interest to help our allies defend themselves,” said Congressman Val...

Congressman Valadao Stands Against Iranian Aggression

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WASHINGTON – Following Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel over the weekend, the House of Representatives passed several pieces of legislation to hold Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) released the following statement: “The Biden administration’s strategy of appeasement toward Iran has failed,” said Congressman Valadao. “President Biden freed up $6 ...

Valadao, Spanberger, Kaine Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S. Workforce

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) joined Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to introduce the Digital Skills for Today’s Workforce Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to provide foundational digital skills to workers through a new “Digital Skills at Work” grant program. “Ensuring people have the digital skills they need to naviga...

Valadao, Costa, Rouzer, and Slotkin Launch Bipartisan Specialty Crops Caucus

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives David G. Valadao (R-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), David Rouzer (R-NC), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) announced the reestablishment of the bipartisan Congressional Specialty Crops Caucus. The caucus is dedicated to highlighting the issues facing the specialty crop industry and building support for policies that allow U.S. specialty growers, processors, and partners to prosp...