Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

McCarthy Statement on California Water Restrictions

2015/04/03

“These policies imposed on us now, and during wet seasons of the past, are leaving our families, businesses, communities, and state high and dry. These rules and regulations must be changed. Read More

McCarthy Announces High School Art Competition

2015/03/26

High school students from portions of Kern, Tulare, and Los Angeles counties who reside in the 23rd Congressional District can submit artwork on a wide variety of subjects and mediums. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 30th. Read More

McCarthy Statement on VA’s decision to relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

2015/03/25

"After pressure from Congress, the VA smartly made the commonsense adjustments to open the program for many vets that live in our community, and communities across the country, that face long distances to receive VA care. Today’s announcement is a small but important step to reforming the VA for a 21st Century so that the promises made to our veterans for their selfless service are kept.” Read More

No More Driving Past the VA’s Problems

2015/03/12

For years, Congress has worked to investigate claims that the VA was fundamentally failing our veterans and fix the problems in the VA health system. But it wasn’t until after reports of the problems in the VA hit the newsstands that the White House engaged. Read More

After House Pressure, Administration Abandons Plan to Limit Second Amendment Rights

2015/03/10

“The ATF’s decision today is a victory for our Second Amendment rights. The Obama Administration’s latest attempt to constrain the Second Amendment has succumbed to concerns and opposition from the American people and their elected Representatives in Congress." Read More

Leader McCarthy on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

2015/03/03

“I renew my call for the President to work with the Congress and America’s partners in crafting a strategy to increase the financial and diplomatic pressure on Iran, bolster the weakened credibility of our military option, and confront the growing threat Tehran and its terrorist proxies pose to international peace and security.” Read More

House Continues Work to Reform the VA

2015/03/02

"In the House’s continued efforts to provide compassionate care for our veterans and hold the VA accountable, we passed two bills by a unanimous vote today." Read More

Leader McCarthy Speaks at Veterans Summit on 21st Century VA

2015/02/26

Congressman Kevin McCarthy spoke at the Concerned Veterans of America summit on solutions to build a 21st Century VA that provides America’s veterans the proper care they deserve when returning home. Since 2006, McCarthy has made fighting for veterans in the Central Valley a top priority in office. Read More

House Votes to Strengthen College Savings Plans

2015/02/25

Congressman Kevin McCarthy spoke on the House floor today in favor of H.R. 529 to improve and expand education opportunity by strengthening 529 college savings accounts. Read More

House’s Bipartisan Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill Signed Into Law

2015/02/12

"Our nation must do everything it can to help provide veterans access to mental health resources when they come home, and I thank the President for signing this bipartisan bill." Read More

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Contact Information

2421 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2915
Fax 202-225-2908
kevinmccarthy.house.gov

Leadership Positions

Majority Leader

Congressman Kevin McCarthy represents the 23rd District of California, which spans Kern, Tulare, and Los Angeles counties. First elected in 2006, Kevin is a native of Bakersfield and a fourth-generation Kern County resident. He is committed to policies that give small businesses and entrepreneurs the confidence they need to hire, expand, invest and innovate. After the 2010 midterm elections, Kevin was elected by his colleagues to serve as Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives.

Kevin started his own small business before the age of 21. He built Kevin O’s Deli from the ground up, even enlisting his father’s help in building the deli’s counter in their garage. He worked hard, hired employees and enjoyed success in his community. That’s also where he first encountered government overregulation. The countless frivolous and redundant rules, as well as the taxes small businesses like his were burdened with, spurred Kevin’s interest in public service. When Kevin sold his business, he used the profits to put himself through college and graduate school. He received both his undergraduate degree and his Masters in Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield.

During college, Kevin accepted an internship with then-Congressman Bill Thomas, and soon became a member of Congressman Thomas’s staff. Kevin won his first election in 2000 as Trustee to the Kern Community College District. In 2002, McCarthy was elected to represent the 32nd Assembly District in the California State Assembly. As a freshman legislator, he was selected unanimously by his Republican colleagues to serve as the Assembly Republican Leader, becoming the first freshman legislator and the first legislator from Kern County to assume the top Republican post in the California State Assembly. Kevin worked with his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate and with the Governor to reduce California’s budget deficit, overhaul the state worker’s compensation system and enhance California’s business climate to create more opportunities for California workers and businesses until he ran for Congress in 2006.

Kevin brings his personal experience as a small business owner and as an effective leader in the statehouse to Washington D.C. In his role as Majority Whip, Kevin leads the effort in Congress to advance common sense policies that will put America back on the path to prosperity. Since gaining control of the House in November 2010, Kevin and his Republican colleagues have blocked the largest tax increase in American history, cut out-of-control government spending by historic levels and passed numerous pieces of legislation that will help create jobs in America. These bills reduce the burden on small businesses, increase our nation’s energy security by promoting domestic energy production, knock down barriers for small business owners to access capital and help increase certainty for the private sector.

Kevin will continue to fight to get Washington’s fiscal house in order while promoting policies that empower the private sector to invest and create jobs.

When Kevin is not in Washington fighting for the constituents of California’s 23rd District and for the future of America, he is home in Bakersfield with his wife Judy and two children Connor and Meghan.


Serving With

Doug LaMalfa

CALIFORNIA's 1st DISTRICT

Tom McClintock

CALIFORNIA's 4th DISTRICT

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

David Valadao

CALIFORNIA's 21st DISTRICT

Devin Nunes

CALIFORNIA's 22nd DISTRICT

Steve Knight

CALIFORNIA's 25th DISTRICT

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Ken Calvert

CALIFORNIA's 42nd DISTRICT

Mimi Walters

CALIFORNIA's 45th DISTRICT

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA's 48th DISTRICT

Darrell Issa

CALIFORNIA's 49th DISTRICT

Duncan Hunter

CALIFORNIA's 50th DISTRICT

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