Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

On Day One, House Votes to Help Veterans Under Obamacare

2015/01/07

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act:

“A veteran returns home. After years of serving her country, she can’t get a job. Employers, struggling to stay afloat themselves, just aren’t hiring because Obamacare makes hiring new full-time employees more expensive.

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McCarthy Statement on High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

2015/01/07

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on today’s high-speed rail groundbreaking in Fresno, California: 

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McCarthy Announces Nominations of Local Students to Military Academies

2015/01/06

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce his nominations to the United States Service Academies.  Nominees were selected in a competitive process in which a number of highly qualified 23rd Congressional District high school students applied for consideration.  

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Congressman McCarthy Returns from Visiting Troops Overseas

2014/12/18

"Many of our own neighbors are selflessly serving overseas and on this trip I was honored to meet Sergeant Jodi Bradshaw from Bakersfield. Sergeant Bradshaw is one of many from our communities who represent the very best America has to offer in defense of our freedoms in an increasingly hostile world." Read More

Congressional Democrats ignore California drought

2014/12/16

Despite last-minute attempts by Central California Republicans to get some form of legislation passed to address how California manages water and to avert another disaster, Democrats in Congress, many of those California Democrats, blocked the attempt and now any legislation dealing with the drought in this state is dead until well into next year. Read More

Rep. McCarthy: Historic Drought Needs Emergency Action Now

2014/12/16

“What does this bill do? It says in the rainy season, when the floodwaters are high, can we not move water down through the Valley? That's what this bill does. It also gives the safeguard that, if the fish are harmed, to stop. Does this bill go on forever? No, it goes on the length to September or to the length of what the governor has declared within the drought. Now, I know government cannot make it rain, but government can stop the government policies that pick fish over people." Read More

Congress must help California deal with drought

2014/12/10

"Two Central Valley House Republicans — Rep. David Valadao and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — have spent months discussing drought measures with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. However, Feinstein and the Obama administration oppose the 26-page California Emergency Drought Relief Act approved by the House on Tuesday because it waives certain environmental protections and puts some limits on regulators." Read More

Senate Must Act on House-Passed California Drought Relief

2014/12/10

"Throughout the nation people will talk about unemployment below six percent. There are cities that have more than 30 percent. So while the Senate is still in session, I ask them to look in the eyes of those unemployed, that they can take an action that can make a difference right now. But if they miss this opportunity, we'll be hurt even further in the next year." Read More

We Can Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

2014/12/09

“No veterans should ever lack access to mental health care or feel abandoned by the agency created to care for them. We must honor Clay’s memory by fixing the broken system and serving those veterans who have suffered wounds serving us.” Read More

California's Water Blockage

2014/12/09

On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.

 

Ms. Feinstein disowned her ideas after environmental groups and Sen. Barbara Boxer expressed outrage at negotiating with Republicans. Thus dies another bipartisan solution to California’s water crisis.

 

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Washington, DC 20515
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kevinmccarthy.house.gov

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Majority Leader

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Financial Services

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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