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  • Senate's turn: House passes CA water bill
    Posted in News Articles on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture

    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 rainfalls, don't be fooled -- since we can't save nearly as much water as we need due to a lack of st... Read more

  • Water crisis culprits exposed at Investor’s Business Daily
    Posted in News Articles on June 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture

    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 radical environmentalists to cut the water supply to San Joaquin Valley communities. Read how they did ... Read more

  • Japanese delegation visits San Joaquin Valley to learn about agriculture
    Posted in News Articles on June 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Trade

    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 above from left to right is Deputy Consul General Nobuhiro Watanabe, Congressman Devin Nunes, Tatsuya ... Read more

  • A chance for more water fast
    Posted in News Articles on January 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture

    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 the House and support this proposal to alleviate the dire conditions facing many of our constituent... Read more

  • Water crisis update
    Posted in News Articles on January 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture

    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 restoration flows in the San Joaquin River for this year and next year in order to stop wasting water... Read more

  • Rep. Nunes Appointed Chairman of Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade
    Posted in News Articles on January 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    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 jurisdiction over taxes, international trade, Social Security, Medicare, and various welfare program... Read more

  • Obama Administration "Resets" Relations with Mexico
    Posted in News Articles on October 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security

    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
    Posted in News Articles on September 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Trade

    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
    Posted in News Articles on September 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    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 to American interests, while relations are improving with old enemies like Vietnam. Key countries in... Read more

  • Brash SJV congressman shifts California water wars
    Posted in News Articles on March 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture

    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 conclude one thing: flushing fresh water into the San Francisco Bay is not helping to recover species and... Read more