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Oct 1, 2014

Unhappy Anniversary


So it’s been a year—a year since the Administration began enacting its hyperpartisan, horribly unpopular, ridiculously expensive, and ultimately failed health care law, Obamacare. All said and done, it’s amazing how many times Obamacare failed in such a short period of time: President Obama promised that a typical family’s premiums would drop $2,500 a year.…

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Sep 30, 2014

Visit to the United States Naval Academy


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It is a true honor and serious responsibility as a Member of Congress to nominate our students to attend our service academies.

News

Sep 26, 2014

We Applaud Decision on Elderberry Beetle


The action to remove the counties from the habitat range was the direct result of efforts by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) who became concerned with the impact the bug and the bush by the same name were having on both the city and developments in Porterville.

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Sep 25, 2014

What Can You Get with $2.1 Billion? Less Than You Think


The federal government spent $2.1 billion building healthcare.gov so far. And what have the taxpayers gotten for all that cash? The website still doesn’t work, according to a recent GAO report, and it remains unsafe and unsecure.

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Sep 25, 2014

The Tale of Two Bodies




It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of activity, it was the age of stonewalling. In short, it was the House, and it was the Senate.

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Sep 24, 2014

The Recovery That Never Quite Comes


Republicans and Democrats in the House have worked together to pass real solutions for America’s continued economic problems. It’s long past time the Senate consider those bills and the President sign them into law.

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Sep 22, 2014

Don’t Expect Much On Healthcare.gov


When it comes to the Obama Administration, we’ve all learned to lower our expectations. Lower health insurance premiums? Nope. An economic recovery? Still waiting. Making a Healthcare.gov that functions? We’ll have to wait on that too. The federal health website is still riddled with glitches and, as the GAO recently reported, Healthcare.gov is far from…

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Sep 19, 2014

Keystone Has Been Delayed for Six Years


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The Keystone pipeline alone would help lift the burden on America’s strained energy infrastructure while adding 42,100 high-wage manufacturing and construction jobs and generating about $5 billion in taxes to local counties. Building the Keystone pipeline is an easy choice, and one the President still needs to make.

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Sep 19, 2014

McCarthy in USA Today: More must be done to fight ISIL


USA Today | September 19, 2014 A little more than 13 years ago, as nearly 3,000 Americans lay murdered by terrorists on our own soil, the nation confronted a new threat. We wrung our hands at our missed opportunities to nip terrorist threats in the bud, over treating al-Qaeda as a law enforcement problem, and over…

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Sep 18, 2014

American Energy for American Prosperity


The bill the House passed today builds upon our great energy renaissance by allowing for increased production and distribution. It takes power away from unelected bureaucrats and puts power back in the hands of private citizens who can make energy more affordable for every American. That’s good policy, smart economics, and the right thing to do,