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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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    Rep. Valadao Reintroduces the Social Security Fraud and Prevention Act in 115th Congress

    WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) reintroduced his bipartisan legislation, the Social Security Fraud Prevention Act with lead Democrat cosponsor, Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). The legislation, which was previously passed during the 114th Congress, works to protect Americans, especially children, veterans, and senior citizens from becoming victims of identity theft. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It thre...

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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...

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    Valadao Introduces Legislation to Expand Benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives to expand benefits for Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans. Joined by lead cosponsors, Representatives Timothy J. Walz (D-MN), Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY), and Joe Courtney (D-CT), H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act works to grant presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to U.S. military personnel who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietna...

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    Valadao Spends Holidays with Troops

    Washington – U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) is currently traveling with a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the Middle East, including Afghanistan and other nations. In addition to Congressman Valadao, Congressmen Mike Coffman (CO-06), David Cicilline (RI-01), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) are also travelling with the bipartisan delegation. Congressman Valadao stated, “Having the opportunity to thank our service members abroad first hand, especially during the holiday season, is...

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    Valadao Introduces Bill to Ensure Timely Care for Veterans

    On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced legislation to ensure veterans receive quality and timely healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for providing healthcare for our nation’s veterans. However, in recent years, the VA has failed to fulfill this responsibility, jeopardizing the health and well being of those who have served our country. The VA’s inability to efficie...

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    Valadao Releases Statement on National Guard Bonuses

    WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement in response to yesterday's announcement from the Pentagon that they would discontinue their collection efforts of bonuses and loan repayments given to enlisted California National Guard members: “Yesterday, the Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work assured me that the Department of Defense would suspend all efforts to collect reimbursements from those impacted as soon as possible. Our servi...

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