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    115th Congress Subcommittee Assignments Released

    WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen announced subcommittee memberships for the 115th Congress. U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) will serve on the Agriculture Subcommittee, the Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Subcommittee, as well as the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee. Last Congress, Valadao, who is beginning his third term serving on the House Appropriations Committee, served on both the Agricult...


    House Passes FY 17 Interior Appropriations Bill

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The legislation provides $32.095 billion in funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. In addition to reining in regulatory overreach, the legislation, includes provisions added to the bill by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) during Full C...


    U.S. Department of the Interior Debunks Feinstein's Claim Senate Bill Increases Pumping

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans held a hearing to review federal regulations exacerbating California’s drought crisis despite the fact that El Niño is providing significant precipitation in the region. The hearing focused on the continuing drought in California, its impacts on both a state and national scale, and Congressional action that could provide a solution while alleviating current sufferi...


    Valadao Statement on Reauthorization of Export Import Bank

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement following the passage of H.R. 597; the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act, legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. “The Export-Import Bank plays a significant role in creating and maintaining U.S. jobs while also providing certainty and stability for U.S. manufacturers and exporters of all sizes. Failure to reauthorize the Bank could have severely damaged U.S. m...


    Rep. Valadao Testifies Before Senate Committee

    WASHINGTON - On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to testify on his legislation, H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, which addresses the historic drought impacting the Western United States, today. During the Full Committee Legislative Hearing on the Western and Alaska Water Legislation, Rep. Valadao delivered the following remarks: "Good morning, Chairwoman Mu...


    Valadao Statement On USDA California Federal Milk Marketing Order Proposals Hearing

    Today, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) began the first stage of their federal Hearing on Proposals for a California Federal Milk Marketing Order in Clovis, California. Under current California dairy pricing structures, dairy producers face an unfair disadvantage in the federal market place. Many California dairy producers have expressed interest in entering the Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs), the guidelines under which dairy processors purch...


    Valadao Releases Statement on Feinstein Water Bill, Shasta Dam Study

    Washington, DC – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation delivered the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) Report comes just weeks after Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) offered an amendment to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill which instructed the BoR to complete and submit feasibility studies for two dam creation proposals and three dam expansion projects, of which...


    House Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The proposed legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. The bill totals $20.65 billion in discretionary funding, which is $175 million lower than the fiscal year 2015 enacted l...


    Valadao, California Republicans Introduce Legislation to Improve Western Water Reliability

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States with the support of the entire California Republican delegation, the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Chairman of the Western Caucus. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 aims to make more water available to families, farmers, and communities in Californi...


    Valadao Pressures U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Delta Smelt Status

    On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, during the House Appropriations Committee Markup of the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced an Amendment to hold the United States Fish and Wildlife Service accountable. For more than a decade, the Delta Smelt has been listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to prove that efforts to save the species are effective or identify the c...

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