On Water Projects, Sanctuary Cities and Sen. Feinstein

(Editor’s Note: The following was received from Congressman Kevin McCarthy on three California-related items) On Funding California Water Projects “I want to commend President Trump and Secretary Zinke for prioritizing much-needed water infrastructure projects in California. These recommended funds will advance the Shasta Reservoir Enlargement Project to the design and pre-construction phase. Additionally, these funds will […]

Relief for California in Bipartisan Budget Deal

This has been a difficult year in our state as wildfires took more lives, burned more homes, and destroyed more communities than any of us would have imagined. Not only must we rebuild, we must also do everything in our power to make our communities even more resilient after these disasters. For months, the House […]

Economic Boost from Tax Cuts

Everyday we turn on the news and what do we find? More employees are getting bonuses–more than two million so far. There’s something more that is happening…. Utilities like Baltimore Gas and Electric are lowering their rates and passing on tax benefits to all their customers. And what did we find last week? Not only […]

Praise for Firefighters; Support for Small Business

Wildfires in California are wreaking havoc, and destroying homes and communities. Thank you to all of the firefighters and forest service personnel bravely working to keep everyone safe. *          *          * Boosting Small Business Cybersecurity In the last 12 months, hackers have breached half of all small businesses in the United States, according to the […]

Another Big Bill to Bring Californians Water

(Editor’s Note: the following are the comments on the House floor by Congressman and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on H.R. 23, a bill to bring more water to California.) “Now, Mr. Speaker, water is not optional. Not in my district. Not in California. Not anywhere. But over the past five years my constituents have struggled to […]

Small Business Will Benefit with Changes to Health Care Law

As I announced last week, the House will vote on the American Health Care Act this week to repeal and replace Obamacare. But as you know, reconciliation does not allow us to put everything we need into the bill. So we’re actually starting on separate legislation. As we said, this is three phases. We’ll start with phase […]

The American Health Care Act: Refocusing Medicaid for those Most in Need

Skylar Overman was born with abnormal clefts in her brain. At only 10 years old, her condition—schizencephaly—is getting worse. As a disabled minor, Skylar qualifies for Medicaid, and a Medicaid waiver for home care would help her family as they struggle to pay mounting health care costs. But by last count, Skylar was number 754 on the wait […]

House Passes Water Bill

(Editor’s Note: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10 billion water bill that includes $558 million for drought stricken California. Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Senator Dianne Feinstein teamed up on the bi-partisan measure. Senator Barbara Boxer opposes the measure, which now heads to the Senate. The vote was 360-61, with 222 Republicans and 138 […]

In Congress, a Water Deal for California

(Editor’s Note: Legislation to bring water to California communities was introduced yesterday in Congress and will be voted on this week by the House and Senate. It is a byproduct of bipartisan negotiations between the House and Senate.) After years of hard work with countless constituencies, Congress is ready to pass a California water deal. This legislation will […]

CA National Guard Should Keep Bonuses

It is disgraceful that the men and women who answered their country’s call to duty following September 11 are now facing forced repayments of bonuses offered to them. Our military heroes should not shoulder the burden of military recruiters’ faults from over a decade ago. They should not owe for what was promised during a […]