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Congressman David Valadao Hosts USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in Central Valley

MCFARLAND - Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) hosted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in California's Central Valley. The visit, which focused on agriculture, trade, and immigration policy, consisted of stops in Fresno and Kern County. Congressman David G. Valadao explained, “As a lifelong dairy farmer, I have spent my life working to understand and overcome the unique challenges that face California farmers. California’s 21st Congressional District...

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Congressman Valadao Visits Southern Border

Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) concluded a Congressional Delegation visit to the United States - Mexico Southwest Border. Facilitated by the Department of Homeland Security, Congressman Valadao, joined by Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA) traveled to San Ysidro, San Diego, and Otay Mesa, California. The trip, which focused on conditions at U.S. Detention and Processing Centers, border security infrastructure, and potential threats to our southern bor...

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OPINION: America’s ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam Veterans Served in Good Faith, and Now Need our Help

Over 2.5 million Americans served overseas during the Vietnam War. Many were barely 20 years old when they left behind their families, friends and way of life to defend democracy and freedom. These brave soldiers not only experienced gunfire, bombing and the terrors of war; they were also exposed to an extremely harmful chemical that our own forces were commanded to spray over Vietnam forests during their service. This chemical, known as Agent Orange, was used to kill plants and deprive the Viet...

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Congressman Valadao Issues Statement on Tariff-Assistance Package

WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding an emergency aid package announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today. "There is no doubt farmers are struggling as a result of recently implemented tariffs, and while emergency aid is needed to help farmers withstand the downturn, what the agriculture industry really needs is access to foreign markets so our farmers can continue to feed the world while creating more jobs here at h...

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Valadao Urges Acting VA Secretary to Ensure Utilization of all HUD-VASH Vouchers

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao, joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and both California Senators, sent a letter to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs regarding unused vouchers from the Housing Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), who represents portions of Kern County explained, "The HUD-VASH program provides rental assistance, as well as case management and clinica...

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Congressman Valadao Releases Statement on Russia

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement: “Failure to acknowledge Russian interference in our election undermines the unanimous assessments of the U.S. intelligence community as well as the bipartisan findings of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Russia must be held accountable for their actions.” Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District of California, which includes Kings County and portions ...

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Valadao Issues Statement On House Immigration Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement subsequently after H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, failed by a vote of 121 to 301 on the Floor of the House of Representatives: Congressman Valadao stated, “This bill began the process of repairing our broken immigration system from the ground up while also strengthening our border and providing Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship. It is incredibly disappointing the...

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Valadao Veterans Legislation Passes House

WASHINGTON – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, was passed by the United States House of Representatives. Following passage of the legislation, Congressman Valadao said, "Every day veterans call my office asking when this law will be corrected and I'm grateful to tell them we are one massive step closer to ensuring they receive the medical treatment they deserve." He went on, "I look forward to working w...

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Rep. Valadao Releases Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) and the House of Representatives today voted on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”. H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 authorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition and agriculture programs for fiscal year 2019 through fiscal year 2023. Under the legislation, the crop insurance program and critical commodity support programs are reauthorized for five...

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Congressman Valadao Releases Statement on Separation of Families at the Border

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding the "zero tolerance" policy of the Department of Justice, which has forced the separation of children from their parents at the United States – Mexico border: “The substantial increase of minors at our southern border is both a humanitarian and national security crisis. While we must work towards a solution that reduces the occurrence of illegal border crossings, it is unacceptable to separat...

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