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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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    Congressman Valadao Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Critical Immigration Legislation

    WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) signed a discharge petition to trigger a vote on H.Res. 774, a resolution containing four separate immigration bills. The resolution, referred to as “Queen of the Hill,” provides consideration of H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act but allows for four separate substitute amendments. As introduced, H.Res. 774 will allow for debate on the House Floor of H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, H.R. 3440...

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    Valadao, House Pass FY18 Omnibus Bill

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in support of legislation to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, contains $1.3 trillion in funding for all twelve annual Appropriations bills. After voting in favor of the legislation, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement: "The House Appropriations Committee has put in hundreds of hours of work craf...

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    Rep. Valadao Explains Queen of the Hill Resolution

    WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) backed a resolution to ensure immigration reform legislation is considered in Congress. Specifically, H.Res. 774, creates a process to bring four separate immigration bills to the Floor for consideration by the United States House of Representatives. The process, referred to as “Queen of the Hill,” provides consideration of H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act but allows for four separate substitute amendments. Congressman...

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    Valadao Introduces Legislation to Force Immigration Vote on House Floor

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) to introduce a resolution to force the House of Representatives to vote on critical immigration provisions. The resolution, a Queen-of-the Hill rule, allows multiple debates and votes on different immigration proposals. In this case, the resolution allows for four separate substitute amendments to H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act of 2018. "For far too long, Congress has failed to...

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    Congressman David Valadao Responds to the President's State of the Union Address

    WASHINGTON - This evening, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) attended President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address to Congress. Following the address, he issued the following statement: "Each and every topic mentioned by the President tonight has major ramifications on the Central Valley. And while our nation faces many challenges, I am hopeful we can do what's best for the American people and conquer those challenges together. Since coming to Congress in 2013, one thing has...

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    Rep. Valadao Joins President Castro, Fresno State Dreamers for DACA Discussion

    FRESNO - This afternoon, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Fresno State President Joseph Castro and students to discuss the DACA program and immigration reform. "Today, the topic of immigration, specifically, the DACA program is dominating news headlines across the nation, however, this issue is not new to the Central Valley," said Congressman Valadao. He continued, "My Congressional District is home to more than 7,000 DACA recipients. These young people go to work, ...

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    Valadao Supports Bipartisan DACA-Border Security Solution

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) for a press conference to introduce a commonsense, bipartisan legislative solution for dreamers while simultaneously protecting our nation's border. H.R. 4796, the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology,...

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    Rep. David Valadao, House Republicans Urge DACA Fix Before End of Year

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined a group of thirty four lawmakers in sending a letter urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of the year. Congressman David G. Valadao stated, “These young people met their obligation coming out of the shadows, passing background checks, paying necessary fees, and enrolling in school or ob...

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    Congressman Valadao Cosponsors DREAM Act

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) cosponsored H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017, legislation allowing certain immigrant youth who reside in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship. "These young people, known as Dreamers, make significant contributions to our communities each and every day," said Congressman Valadao. "These individuals were brought to the United States through no fault of their own, and have lived with the uncertain...

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