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Senate's turn: House passes CA water bill

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The House of Representatives today passed a comprehensive water bill, the GROW Act (H.R. 23), that would resolve the perpetual water crisis in the San Joaquin Valley. Introduced by Rep. David Valadao, this legislation is vital for many Valley families and communities that are suffering from the debilitating effects of our water crisis. Although the Valley is still benefitting from our recent big r... Read more »

Water crisis culprits exposed at Investor’s Business Daily

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As Governor Jerry Brown continues to wring his hands amid the California water crisis, I offer my take on the problem in an extended essay for Investor’s Business Daily. I’m sure the governor’s anguish about global warming and over-population is sincere, but those issues have little connection to the water crisis. The bottom line is this: the crisis is the direct result of a long-term plan by rad... Read more »

Japanese delegation visits San Joaquin Valley to learn about agriculture

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On Friday, I had the opportunity to serve as a local guide to Mr. Tatsuya Ito, a Member of the Japanese Diet (House of Representatives). He is visiting the United States to discuss trade and other important bilateral issues between the United States and Japan. During his visit to Tulare, Mr. Ito and I met with local farmers to discuss trade negotiations and their impact on agriculture. Pictured ab... Read more »

A chance for more water fast

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Responding to a request from Speaker of the House John Boehner, Rep. Valadao, Rep. McCarthy, and myself, Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas has presented a legislative fix for the water crisis to the Conference Committee on the Farm Bill. The bill could pass this week, bringing fast relief to South Valley farmers and communities. We sincerely hope California’s senators will cooperate with... Read more »

Water crisis update

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This week Speaker of the House John Boehner joined Rep. McCarthy, Rep. Valadao, and myself at the Starrh farm in Bakersfield to plead our case for more water for Central Valley farmers and communities. We announced that we’ll be submitting legislation in Congress to take three actions to resolve the water crisis: Turn on the Delta pumps this year and next year to capture future rain events. End r... Read more »

Rep. Nunes Appointed Chairman of Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade

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Today, my office issued the following press release: Washington, D.C. – Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) today was appointed by the House Ways and Means Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade. “It’s an honor to have been given this responsibility at a time when expanding trade is one of the vital ways to improve our sluggish economy,” said Rep. Nunes. The Ways and Means Committee has ... Read more »

Obama Administration "Resets" Relations with Mexico

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Univision, the Spanish-language TV network, is reporting that a massacre by a Mexican drug cartel involved U.S. weapons trafficked to Mexico through the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. Meanwhile, here’s a short analysis by the Heritage Foundation of my suggestion in National Review Online for redirecting U.S. foreign policy. Read more »

Lead from the Front with a New Economic Alliance

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U.S. embassies are being torched, U.S. flags are burning, and American diplomats are being murdered in countries that are supposedly our allies. In National Review Online today, I outline an alternative to Obama’s policy of “leading from behind.” Read it here. Read more »

The Economic Freedom Alliance Act

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National Review Online President Obama recently cast doubt on whether Egypt is an American ally; his remarks were quickly walked back by the State Department. The confusion is unsurprising — the international order is being upended by turmoil in the Middle East, renewed rivalries in Asia, and other convulsions throughout the globe. Historical allies such as Egypt are becoming increasingly hostile ... Read more »

Brash SJV congressman shifts California water wars

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A brash, young Central California congressman is proving to be just as adept navigating the halls of Congress as he is at ruffling stoic partisan political feathers. U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a 38-year-old from a farm family with three generations of history in Tulare County, Calif., will say just about anything. “After 20 years under CVPIA (Central Valley Project Improvement Act), Congress can concl... Read more »