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    Valadao Issues Statement Following Joint Address

    WASHINGTON – Tonight, following President Donald J. Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement: “We find ourselves in the midst of polarization, however, tonight, President Trump offered an optimistic depiction of a united America. "While the President and I do not agree on every issue, we share in the belief that our country succeeds when we come together, regardless of political party, to do what’s best for all Americans. "...

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    House Appropriations Committee Approves Energy and Water Funding Legislation

    WASHINGTON – The House Appropriation Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million above the President’s budget request. Funding is targeted toward national s...

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    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...

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    Valadao Statement on House Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline which would bring North American crude oil to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries. Following the vote, Rep. Valadao joined with House leadership and other Members of the House of Representatives for a press rally supporting the project and urging the President to reconsider his veto threat. “The Keystone Pipeline would create over 42,000 jobs nationwide and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil by hundre...

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    Valadao, Lawmakers Introduce RFS Reform Act

    Washington - On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Reps. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Jim Costa (CA-16) to announce the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in the 114th Session of Congress. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and established the first renewable fuel volume mandate in the United States. Initially, the program required 7.5 billion gallons of rene...

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    Rep. Valadao Announces April Mobile Office Hours

    Hanford – Today, Congressman Valadao (CA-21) announced mobile office program dates and locations for the month of April. This program affords residents, who are unable to visit the Congressman’s office due to time or location restrictions, the opportunity to meet with congressional staff and receive services offered by Congressman Valadao’s office face-to-face. Constituents are invited to come and speak with congressional staff and voice questions or concerns they may have. You are especially en...

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    Statement Regarding California Lease Sales

    Mr. Speaker, This month, the United States Bureau of Land Management indefinitely cancelled all oil and natural gas lease sales in California. This includes 1,278 acres of prime oil and natural gas land in Kern and Fresno counties located in my District - California 21. This land is part of the Monterey Shale Formation located in the Central Valley. The Monterey Shale contains 2/3 of our country’s shale oil reserves - the equivalent of 15.4 billion barrels. If tapped, it could generate half a mi...

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    Congressman Valadao Discusses Resources of the Central Valley

    Last week, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) delivered the following statement on the Floor of the United States House of Representatives: “In addition to our rich agricultural land, California’s San Joaquin Valley is also blessed with an abundance of oil, natural gas, and renewable energy sources. These resources should be utilized to create jobs, lower energy costs for American families and reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign energy. “Instead, misguided public policy and overreaching ...

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    Floor Statement on Central Valley Natural Resources

    Mr. Speaker, In addition to our rich agricultural land, California’s San Joaquin Valley is also blessed with an abundance of oil, natural gas, and renewable energy sources. These resources should be utilized to create jobs, lower energy costs for American families and reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign energy. Instead, misguided public policy and overreaching federal regulations have cost the Central Valley thousands of jobs and increased the price at the pump for all Americans. Over the ...

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    Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act

    On Wednesday, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and California Congressmen John Campbell (CA-45), Jim Costa (CA-16), and Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) to announce the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates that 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels be part of our nation’s fuel supply by 2022. Almost all of these mandates are currently being fulfilled by corn ethanol. In 2011, five b...

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