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    Valadao Testifies Before Judiciary Committee

    WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The hearing titled, “Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture,” focused on the current agriculture guestworker program, known as the H-2A program and its inability to meet the needs of today’s farmers. As the only dairy farmer in Congress, United States Representative David G. Valadao was invited...


    Committee Approves FY18 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON - Today, with the support of United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The legislation provides funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose mission is to secure the nation from threats. The Department is responsible for critical programs such as aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs activiti...


    Valadao Statement Regarding Passage of Public Safety Enhancement Laws

    WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 3004; Kate’s Law and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the United States House of Representatives. "Since coming to Congress, I have been a vocal advocate of reforming every aspect of our broken immigration system – including implementing reforms to ensure undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes are not allowed to return to the United ...


    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. "...


    Congressman Valadao, Community Leaders Discuss Need for Immigration Reform

    FRESNO – This morning, Thursday, February 23, 2017, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) reaffirmed the need for a bipartisan solution and his commitment to pushing for legislative reforms to repair our broken immigration system. The event, a breakfast discussion in Fresno, California, was hosted by The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation in conjunction with FWD.us. Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation President Dora Westerlund and Chairman Fausto Hinojosa delivered opening and closing rema...


    Valadao Urges Collaboration to Repair Immigration System

    WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) is urging President Donald J. Trump to collaborate with himself and others in Congress to reform our broken immigration system. In a letter sent Tuesday, Valadao discusses the serious impact immigration has on families and businesses in California's Central Valley. "As the son of Portuguese immigrants representing a unique and diverse congressional district, I have gained invaluable insight into our broken immigration system," the l...


    Valadao Supports Legislation to Protect Youth from Deportation

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) today announced his support for H.R. 496, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act. The legislation, which was originally introduced in the U.S. Senate and then introduced in the House by Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) aims to protect undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children should the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be discontinued. After cosponsoring the legi...


    Valadao Statement on President's Executive Order

    WASHINGTON - United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Executive Order suspending visas from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen as well as the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. "Keeping my constituents safe is my highest priority and I support strengthening screening procedures to ensure Americans are protected from foreign threats. However, these issues are complex and should not be addressed through hasty, uncle...


    Valadao Issues Statement on Amicus Brief Vote

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released a statement following the vote in the House of Representatives to enable House Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the entire Chamber in the matter of United States, et al v. Texas, et al: “Like all those advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, I too am frustrated. I am frustrated with the divisive rhetoric, the political games, and the inability for either side to come together to do what’s best for our ...


    David G. Valadao: Bridging Partisan Lines

    It’s no surprise that Washington, D.C., is largely known for being incredibly unproductive. And with elected officials entrenched in partisan gridlock there’s no reason to expect that to change. However, in 2015, something did change. When I was elected to Congress, I promised my constituents I would do everything in my power to represent their best interest in Washington and that I would work with everyone, regardless of which political party they belonged to. While there is still much work to ...

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