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Biden reignites the California water wars

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Yesterday, the Biden administration reignited the California water wars. Following a previous announcement that the initial Central Valley Project water allocation for San Joaquin Valley farmers had been temporarily suspended, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that farmers in Fresno County and Tulare County will now receive zero percent of the water they are contracted for. Municipal and industr...

Biden admin surrenders U.S. intellectual property to the CCP

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The Biden administration recently announced its support for a proposal that would force American developers of COVID-19 vaccines to surrender their intellectual property rights to hostile foreign competitors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Of course, the CCP routinely steals Americans’ intellectual property by way of cybercrime, industrial espionage, and forced technology transfers. It...

106 years later, the United States officially recognizes the Armenian Genocide

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106 years after the Ottoman Empire began the mass murder of Armenians, the United States government has ended the historical vandalism of Armenian Genocide denial by recognizing the Armenian Genocide. This is a step I have sought for years despite the refusal of both Republican and Democrat administrations to call this tragedy by its proper name. Today, I continue to support the Armenian people, p...

Tulare Union students vie to win national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition

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I was happy to learn that Tulare Union’s Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) class was recently selected as one of 10 National Finalists in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition. The only school selected from California, Tulare Union’s STEM class is vying to become one of three National Winners. If chosen, Tulare Union will win a $130,000 prize package to spend on Samsung t...

ICYMI: My latest interview with Mike Huckabee

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In case you missed it, I recently spoke with Mike Huckabee about the Biden administration’s mishandling of the immigration crisis at our southern border, Californians’ efforts to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, and more. To watch the interview, click here.

COVID UPDATE: The taxman delays his visit

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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment delay. Individual taxpayers who need a...

Deferment period for all COVID-19 EIDL and other Disaster Loans extended until 2022

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that it will extend deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020 will have the first payment due date extended from 12 months to 24 months from the date of the note. Similarly, all SBA disaster loans made in ...

High schoolers: Don’t miss the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Each year, one outstanding high school artist from the 22nd Congressional District has the opportunity to display his or her artwork for a year at a national exhibition in the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress choose a winner of the contest, known as the Congressional Art Competition, from their district whose art will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol. Typically, the tunnel is...

The San Joaquin Valley has lost a legend

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I am deeply saddened by the news that a San Joaquin Valley legend, Robert Smittcamp, has passed away. Bob was a one-man Valley institution. A businessman, philanthropist, and community activist, he headed both Lyons Magnus food company and Wawona Packing. He had a particular passion for expanding healthcare access and improving education, donating millions of dollars to enhance both sectors throug...

After months of delay, Governor Newsom unveils plan for school reopening

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On Monday, Governor Newsom revealed that state legislators are working to pass a bill that would incentivize California public schools to reopen for in-person learning by April 1st. Schools that open by April 1st will receive access to $2 billion in state grants to help further their reopening efforts. To be eligible for the grant funding, public schools in Fresno County and Tulare County must reo...

Newsom visits Fresno empty-handed on vaccine distribution

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On Wednesday, Governor Newsom visited Fresno, ostensibly to announce the creation of a mass vaccination center in the city from which much-needed vaccine doses could be rapidly distributed across the Central Valley. Despite an earlier pledge to place a mass vaccination center in the Valley, the Governor admitted Wednesday that details on the Valley’s new center were still unknown. On the same day,...

ICYMI: My latest interview with investigative journalist John Solomon

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I was recently interviewed by investigative journalist John Solomon for his podcast, John Solomon Reports. John and I discussed the latest developments in the Russia collusion hoax and Big Tech’s efforts to shield Speaker Pelosi from difficult questions about the security failures during the Capitol riot. To listen to the podcast episode, click here.

FISA process in jeopardy after Clinesmith skates on probation for Russia Hoax

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On Friday, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to just one year of probation for falsifying evidence during the FBI’s corrupt Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign. Clinesmith doctored an e-mail to hide exculpatory information on Trump campaign associate Carter Page from the FISA court in order to renew a warrant to spy on Page. It is a travesty of justice that he ...

Newsom lifts shelter-in-place order

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Today Governor Newsom lifted California’s regional shelter-in-place order. With the order lifted, the state will return to the tiered county-by-county reopening system. Both Fresno County and Tulare County will return to the purple tier of Governor Newsom’s reopening system. Purple allows for restaurants to serve outdoors and allows nail and hair salons to reopen indoor service. For more informati...