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House passes resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide

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Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to support a resolution affirming the United States’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide. I was proud to cosponsor this resolution, which passed the House by a vote of 405 – 11. The continuing denial of the Armenian Genocide, particularly by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, is an act of historical vandalism. We must call genocide for what it is wh... Read more »

Academy Night 2019

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Each year, I have the honor to nominate outstanding young men and women from the Central Valley to our nation’s prestigious military academies. The military academies are some of our nation’s finest schools. Not only do they teach academics, but they instill discipline and leadership qualities in young Americans. My office will host my annual Academy Night on Thursday, October 3, 2019, to provide ... Read more »

Remembering 9/11

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Eighteen years ago today, our nation was viciously and suddenly attacked by al Qaeda. I will never forget the horror of watching the World Trade Center towers collapsing, the Pentagon aflame, and Flight 93 lying wrecked in a field. America’s darkest moment since Pearl Harbor revealed the amazing courage and resiliency of everyday Americans. I will always remember the heroes who ran into burning bu... Read more »

Chipping away at Obamacare taxes

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Last Wednesday, with my support, Congress voted in favor of H.R. 748, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019. There was strong bipartisan support for the bill, which passed the House of Representatives on a 419 – 6 vote. The bill repeals Obamacare’s burdensome Cadillac tax, thus saving employers from paying a 40 percent tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage. The bil... Read more »

A visit to San Joaquin Valley College

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I toured San Joaquin Valley College’s Visalia campus yesterday. The campus offers young Valley residents high-quality career training in numerous fields, such as nursing, respiratory therapy, dental assisting, and technical and industrial programs. These programs are vital pipelines that provide the Valley with the skilled career professionals we need to thrive. Following my visit to SJVC, I met w... Read more »

Tribute to the Greatest Generation — Reedley Museum

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On Friday, I toured the Reedley Museum’s new exhibit, Tribute to The Greatest Generation. In addition to an impressive service memorabilia collection, the Reedley Historical Society Board has assembled examples of Reedley-area life during the war years. They highlight the heroic sacrifices our local WWII veterans made to defend the United States. Viewing one of the museum’s many exhibits. Addition... Read more »

Discussing intelligence abuses with Byron York

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I was recently a guest on Byron York's new podcast. To listen to our discussion of abuses by leaders of intelligence agencies during their investigation of President Trump's team, click on this link. Read more »

A Big Win in the California Water Wars

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President Trump signed a presidential memorandum that will significantly improve California's water supply, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley. The president's action will remove bureaucratic obstacles that will enable more water to be directed toward Valley farmers, families, and communities. Having watched the Valley's water crisis deepen for many years, I can say this is the most meaningful... Read more »