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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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Valadao Announces U.S. Military Service Academy Night

HANFORD – On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) will host his annual United States Military Service Academy Information Night at Hanford West High School. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about obtaining a Congressional Nomination to one of the United States Military Service Academies and will meet field representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Aca...

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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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