Jeff Denham

Jeff Denham


Denham Re-Introduces the ENLIST Act


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today re-introduced his ENLIST Act, H.R.1989, which would allow otherwise qualified undocumented immigrants brought here by their parents through no fault of their own to earn legal status through military service.

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Denham: Appropriations Bill Unacceptable Without French Camp Funding


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the House Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which holds funding level for VA construction projects until the Department reforms the deeply troubled major construction program:

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Denham Pushes for Bridge Funding in Highway Reauthorization


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today led a letter with 33 of his California colleagues to leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to prioritize funding for crumbling locally owned bridges across the nation as Congress works to reauthorize MAP-21, the 2012 law which last reauthorized federal surface transportation programs.

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The federal tax code has grown year after year, expanding to a disturbingly lengthy 4 MILLION words. On top of that, the average American spends 13 HOURS filing their taxes. That's why I support establishing a fairer, simpler and flatter tax system that will ease the burden on small businesses and reduce the number of hours that you and your families spend each year preparing your taxes.

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Denham Advocates for Fairer, Flatter Tax Code


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today cast his vote in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Both these pieces of legislation aim to reduce the tax burden on American families and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.

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Westside Connect: Jeff Denham: Announcing 2015 job fair, veterans summit


Job seeking is tough. It is often a trying experience for individuals looking for work, their family members and those in their network. My mission in Congress has been to support legislation that empowers workers, strengthens the business community and keeps red tape and regulations out of the way as businesses big and small work to succeed. On the federal level, that means everything from supporting budgets that balance to voting to stop power grabs from the EPA that get between local farmers, who play a huge role in the Central Valley economy, and their land.

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Progressive Railroading: U.S. Rep. Denham: Where are the rail-safety rules?


During a hearing yesterday of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) called on the Obama administration to hasten the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) release of new rules that will govern tank cars and the transportation of hazardous materials such as crude by rail.

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The Fresno Bee: Rules on oil train, pipeline safety not moving fast enough, lawmakers say


A chorus of lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday with the delays in approving and implementing various regulations related to the movement of hazardous materials by rail and pipeline.

The acting chiefs of two U.S. Department of Transportation agencies heard Republicans and Democrats in the House Transportation Committee complain that rules on railroad tank cars and oil and gas pipelines had been on the table for as long as four years.

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The Hill: GOP rep criticizes Obama administration for transport vacancies


The chairman of the House committee that handles rail and pipeline issues criticized the Obama administration for having vacancies atop several transportation regulatory agencies. 

“Last year we had both [Federal Railroad Administration] and [Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration] Administrators come before us to answer for the administration.  Now, we have two acting administrators,” said Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif), who is chairman of the House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. 

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Transport Topics: Rep. Jeff Denham Calls on White House to Name Nominees for Top DOT Posts


WASHINGTON — When Department of Transportation agencies are managed by full-time administrators, there’s greater oversight to ensure the efficient movement of freight and safety across modes of transportation, the top rail authorizer in the House said April 14.

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Congressman Jeff Denham represents the 10th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district includes all of Stanislaus County and part of San Joaquin County. He was first elected to Congress in 2010, and is currently serving a third term in the 114th Congress.

Rep. Denham’s public service career began with the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 16 years between active duty and reserve status. He fought in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope in Iraq and Somalia, respectively.

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Rep. Denham worked in the agriculture industry as an almond rancher and entrepreneur. He understands the critical importance of agriculture business in cultivating California’s economy and maintaining employment.

In his work as a California State Senator from 2002-2010, Rep. Denham focused on balancing run-away spending in California and protecting taxpayer dollars from wasteful state projects. He was a proven and courageous leader in the California Senate, where he was the subject of an unsuccessful recall attempt for his refusal to vote on irresponsible budget proposals.

First and foremost, Rep. Denham is a family man. Jeff and Sonia Denham have been married for 21 years, and they have two children, Austin, 18, and Samantha, 16.

In his position as a U.S. Congressman, Rep. Denham remains focused on representing the long-term interests of California’s agricultural businesses, finding a solution to the long struggle over water storage and conveyance, transportation interests in California and fighting for the rights, protections and benefits America’s brave and heroic veterans deserve. He is also an advocate for a top-to-bottom approach to reform for our broken immigration system.

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