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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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    Valadao Urges Acting VA Secretary to Ensure Utilization of all HUD-VASH Vouchers

    WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao, joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and both California Senators, sent a letter to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs regarding unused vouchers from the Housing Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), who represents portions of Kern County explained, "The HUD-VASH program provides rental assistance, as well as case management and clinica...

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    Valadao Veterans Legislation Passes House

    WASHINGTON – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, was passed by the United States House of Representatives. Following passage of the legislation, Congressman Valadao said, "Every day veterans call my office asking when this law will be corrected and I'm grateful to tell them we are one massive step closer to ensuring they receive the medical treatment they deserve." He went on, "I look forward to working w...

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    Rep. Valadao Applauds Committee Passage of His Blue Vietnam Veterans Legislation

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao’s (CA-21) bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. H.R. 299; the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act expands benefits for Vietnam blue water navy veterans who are currently suffering from diseases they received as a result of their service. Specifically, the bill enables veterans who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War to receive expedited consideration for ...

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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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    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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    Valadao, Colleagues Urge House Leadership to Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation

    WASHINGTON – On December 22, 2017, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), joined by lead cosigners Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan urging the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act as soon as possible. In January, Congressman Valadao introduced H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act to grant presumptive Agent...

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    Valadao Advocates for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), joined by lead Democrat Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the Department's longstanding position on providing presumptive benefits to Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. In the letter, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) referenced Secretary Shulkin's recent testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, on wh...

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    House Passes Valadao Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Legislation

    WASHINGTON — Today, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), H.R. 624, the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act. After learning about the issue from a constituent, Congressman Valadao introduced H.R. 624 to protect Americans, especially children, veterans, and senior citizens from becoming victims of identity theft. Following passage of the bill, Congressman Valadao stated, “In today’s digital age, w...

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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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