Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

CALIFORNIA's 23rd DISTRICT

House Boosts Funding for CA Water Projects

2018/03/21

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on how this funding legislation supports infrastructure and water projects in California:

“This budget provides funding for the Trump Administration to implement the WIIN Act—bipartisan water infrastructure legislation that was signed by President Obama. Specifically, it fully funds the Administration’s request for four California water projects—including $20 million for design and pre-construction work to enlarge Shasta Dam, a project originally authorized in 1980. This enlargement would provide an additional 634,000 acre-feet of water that can be used for our communities and the environment, including for additional cold water storage to help migrating salmon. Also included is $5.8 million to complete the longstanding pending studies for the proposed Sites and Temperance Flat reservoirs, which would create over 3 million acre-feet of new storage in California, along with $2.2 million to begin to address subsidence on the Friant-Kern Canal, which serves the east side of the Central Valley. The bill provides $10 million for several water recycling projects in California as well.

“President Trump and this Congress are committed to rebuilding America’s infrastructure and in California, our water system is just as important as roads, bridges, and railways. But for too long the necessary planning to build a stronger future has been neglected by Democrat leaders in Washington and Sacramento. We have a unique opportunity with a President who wants to build projects to come together and change the course of water policies and planning that have recently led to rationing, fines, and water wars. This budget gets California’s water future moving in the right direction.”

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Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act

2018/02/09

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released to the following statement on Congress passing the Bipartisan Budget Act:

“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 has fought for disaster relief for California, and I was honored to work with my bipartisan California colleagues and pass legislation to help those affected by wildfires last December. Today, that relief has finally passed the House and Senate and will soon be signed into law by the President.

“Whether it’s for those who faced wildfires in Southern or Northern California this past year, this legislation makes sure that victims of California’s wildfires are treated exactly the same as people who faced natural disasters in states like Texas and Florida. We’ve also enacted tax relief for wildfire victims and expanded Stafford Act disaster assistance programs to include religious entities like churches, which are usually among the first on the ground helping people and saving lives.

“I am glad both sides of the political aisle came together to deliver this relief for the people of California. From Representatives Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman to Ken Calvert, Jeff Denham and Mimi Walters, we put our partisan differences aside to help our state. Though it is deeply disappointing that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi voted against this disaster funding, we will keep working together to help the people of California get back on their feet and build stronger for the future.”

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Bipartisan Budget Agreement Will Rebuild Our Military

2018/02/09

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act:

“The government budget process is broken, and the result has been a long-term habit of irresponsible short-term funding. The House passed every single appropriations bill by last September when the fiscal year ended, and it is incredibly disheartening that a minority in the Senate blocked those funding bills from even coming up for debate, much less a vote, on the Senate floor. After months of continued Democrat obstruction, Congress will finally provide our military and the American people the certainty they look for from their government. While this is very, very far from the process the American people deserve, this bill takes an important step to ensure our government, and especially our national defense, averts more short-term funding bills.

“First and foremost, after years of decline, our military will now have full funding at the levels our men and women in uniform need to defend our country, update necessary equipment, and ensure that we are stronger than every other country in the world. As Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, short-term funding resolutions ‘impact the readiness of our force and their equipment at a time when security threats are extraordinarily high.’ Our nation can no longer afford to give our military less than 100% of the support it needs.

“This legislation also includes disaster relief for California, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. After devastating natural disasters struck across America, the House passed a large disaster relief package in December. Unfortunately, that too languished in the Senate. But as the people in my home state of California who lost their homes and their livelihoods know, this aid can’t wait any longer. They will finally get the relief we’ve been trying to send for months. This relief will do more than simply get our fellow citizens back on their feet. It will lay the foundation for communities to become far more resilient against future disasters.

“Also here at home, this legislation provides funding to address domestic challenges from the opioid crisis and rare diseases to reform at the Veterans Administration and fixing our crumbling infrastructure. The National Institutes of Health, which continues to do in-depth scientific research to cure diseases, will receive increased funding along with programs to respond to the opioid crisis and improve our mental health system. We also repeal the Obamacare Medicare rationing board known as IPAB before it could ever start, stripping away another pillar of Obamacare just as we did when we repealed the individual mandate.

“To fix the backlogs in the VA that continue to deprive our veterans of the services they deserve, this legislation also increases funding for veterans’ programs for the next two years. While we are providing our men and women in uniform the tools they need today, we must never forget our commitment to them when they return home.

“In response to our outdated infrastructure, we have also increased funding to support President Trump’s plan to rebuild America. That means providing clean and safe drinking water and improving our energy, broadband, and surface transportation networks. Finally, in line with the recent Republican push to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) for six years, this package further extends CHIP through 2028 and extends funding for community health centers, teaching health centers, and the Special Diabetes Program, as well as bipartisan Medicare provisions that largely serve low-income Americans.

“While there is much that is needed and that Republicans have long sought in this legislation, it is my firm desire that we never again face this cycle of short-term funding resolutions followed by a single, all-encompassing bill. We can’t change the mistakes of the past, but we should learn from them. The House has shown it is willing and able to responsibly develop, debate, and pass every single appropriations bill. I am heartened that this legislation includes a special commission to accomplish this change. But the process simply doesn’t work if a Senate minority stops both the House and Senate from doing their job. We are ready to finish our funding work and make our country domestically and militarily stronger than ever before.”

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McCarthy Announces Appointment of Local Students to Service Academies

2017/12/21

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.  

Congressman McCarthy designated one principal nominee for each academy that will fill one of five slots afforded to him as a Member of Congress at each academy.  He also nominated a slate of competing alternate nominations for each academy that will be ranked according to their competitiveness by the Academy Admission Board and selected for admission at the academy’s discretion.

Some applicants received a nomination to more than one academy according to the rank preference listed on their application. The academies traditionally notify the alternates by April whether or not they will be offered an appointment. Principal nominees are notified in February or late March.


“I am proud to nominate students from my district who display the core values of honor and courage in their commitment to serve our country,” said Congressman McCarthy. “I congratulate each of them in their pursuit of becoming future leaders in our Armed Forces.”

Each candidate was interviewed by Congressman McCarthy’s Academy Interview Committee in November and the selections were submitted to the Congressman.  The Academy Committee Members were: Cam Martin, External Affairs Director at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, father to two USNA grads (Committee Chair); Lieutenant Tim Buehn, VX-9 detachment, Edwards Air Force Base, Test Pilot (USNA grad) Brenda Lewis, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent of Instruction, Kern High School District; Maureen Basham, Accounts Specialist and Safety Officer for Sequoia Parks Conservancy, retired Marine as Director of Manpower Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center; Dick Taylor, Director, Kern County Veterans Services Department, former Marine Corps active duty member and reservist.

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (USAFA)

Principal:


Homin Key, 17, Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, CA, son of Steve Key and Juhee Jung.

In addition to receiving a nomination to the Air Force Academy, he also received a competing alternate nomination to the Naval Academy.


Competing Alternates:

Nicholas Arias, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, CA (2017 graduate)

Ahmed Baameur, East Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, CA

Lee Begin, Garces Memorial High School, Bakersfield, CA

Kami McCormick, Lancaster High School, Lancaster, CA

Izdihar Mohamed, Centennial High School, Bakersfield, CA

Alberto Moita, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Colorado Springs, CO

Roberto Moita, University Of Phoenix, Bakersfield, CA

Derek Rodriguez, Liberty High School, Bakersfield, CA

Jacob Sibayan, Monache High School, Porterville, CA

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (USMA)

Principal:

Kobie Budak, 18, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, CA, son of Michael and Kristina Budak.

In addition to receiving a nomination to the Military Academy, he also received competing alternate nominations to the Naval and Merchant Marine Academies.

Competing Alternates:

Karla Guzman, Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, CA

Derek Rodriguez, Liberty High School, Bakersfield, CA

Jacob Sibayan, Monache High School, Porterville, CA

Grant Vigneault, Sherman E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, CA

 
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (USNA)


Principal:

Grant Vigneault, 17, Sherman E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, CA, son of David and Kyla Vigneault.

In addition to receiving a nomination to the Naval Academy, he also received a competing alternate nomination to the Military Academy.


Special Mention:

Karla Guzman, 18, Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, CA, daughter of Orlando and Patricia Guzman.

In addition to receiving a competing nomination to the Naval Academy, she also received a principal nomination to the Merchant Marine Academy and a competing alternate nomination to the Military Academy.

Karla has received an early offer of admission for the Naval Academy and has chosen to accept that appointment.

Competing Alternates:

Nicholas Arias, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, CA (2017 graduate)

Ahmed Baameur, East Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, CA

Lee Begin, Garces Memorial High School, Bakersfield, CA

Kobie Budak, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, CA

Homin Key, Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, CA

Derek Rodriguez, Liberty High School, Bakersfield, CA

Jacob Sibayan, Monache High School, Porterville, CA

Michael Stegeman, Frazier Mountain High School, Frazier Park, CA

 

United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY (USMMA)

Competing Alternates:

Kobie Budak, Frontier High School, Bakersfield, CA

Michael Stegeman, Frazier Mountain High School, Frazier Park, CA

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House Passes Historic Tax Reform

2017/12/19

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today in favor agreeing to the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Full remarks are below, or watch online here.

“Today we will take a vote that every member on this floor will remember—the country will remember. And next year when people check their checks and realize they have more money, they’re going to remember who voted for status quo and who voted to make the American comeback. And I want to thank the [Ways and Means] Chairman Kevin Brady for that work.

“Now, Mr. Speaker, a month ago when the House passed an earlier version of this bill, I said that for all the jobless, for everyone who hasn’t gotten a raise in years, for the parents, for the small business owners, and for anyone who ever dreamed of being that entrepreneur and a small business owner, we heard you. This bill is the start of your comeback. And when they win, well, that’s the start of America’s comeback.

“Our country has faced some tough times. I don’t have to tell you about that. And for too long, year after year, more and more Americans gave up hope. They were out of work, or maybe they had a job, but they could never see past the next month, or even the next week. They watched factories and businesses close up shop and move out, even moving out of the country.

“Nobody wants to see their communities hollow out. Nobody wants to feel like they live in a nation in decline. That’s not who Americans are. Frankly, Mr. Speaker, we are not a country that gives up on hope.

“This legislation—and the Republican Party’s entire economic plan—they’re giving people hope. You can see it in the stock market. For every American who invests their retirement in a 401(k), 84 times it’s set a new record since last year’s election alone.

“You can see it in the companies like Broadcom. You know Broadcom was a company created in America, but they’re not domiciled here today. They moved to Singapore simply over our tax code. So for those who want the status quo and want to keep Broadcom in another country, go ahead and vote ‘no.’ For those who believe in the hope of this country even greater, looking at this bill, Broadcom said they’re coming back to America.

“Mr. Speaker, you know what that means? Twenty billion dollars in revenue just a year. That means $3 billion every year invested in R&D, $6 billion ever year invested in manufacturing. Those are jobs we all dream about, and the action of this bill is making it happen.

“You can see it in the faces of families who learn that next year, thousands of dollars that they earn won’t go straight to Washington. They’ll actually stay right at home.

“And this is all in an environment of disinformation and fear mongering. I mean I have seen what has been said, and to me, it’s absurd.

“Mr. Speaker, Leader Pelosi said that this bill was, and I quote, ‘Armageddon’ and, quote, ‘the end of the world.’ Now, Mr. Speaker, I have listened a great deal to what my counterpart on the other side, the minority leader, has said. And I have read when the Washington Post analyzed what she had said. Now, when you say something that could be a little off and don’t have all the information, they have this rating for you. She’s had a rating on this. She did not get one Pinocchio. She did not even get two. She didn’t even get the extreme of three. She got the most Pinocchio’s you can say when it’s totally false, four, for her conversation about this bill.

“Mr. Speaker, in such times when the other side will say anything to win their political game, I recommend folks actually look at the bill. Doubling the standard deduction; lowering rates; simplifying the code so you don’t spend weeks doing taxes, you spend minutes; doubling the child tax credit; ending the individual mandate; lowering taxes on small businesses to the lowest it’s been in 40 years; creating incentives for business to invest and hire; that’s not the recipe for Armageddon. That’s a hope for a nation to come back.

“The American people see through all this rhetoric, and they’re going to feel it next year when they check their paychecks and they see they keep more money because of the vote today. They’re going to feel it next year and the years after when they get that raise they’ve been waiting for. They’re going to feel it when more and more companies announce they’re coming back home. They’re bringing jobs right back to the U.S.A. They’re going to feel it when we start looking to the future again not with fear, but hope.

“I won’t accept the status quo. But there will be some in this body that vote for the status quo. I won’t accept failure. Now, I do not believe anybody in this body was elected to preside over America’s decline.

“I recently was overseas, and I was sitting at a dinner table with some elected leaders from other countries, some Americans who were working in other countries, and I asked them, ‘What is the impression of what is happening in America today?’ And I thought the reports I would get would be a little different. You know what they said to me?

“They said America is back. You are now tackling big items again. Not only are you going to lead your own country, but you will help again lead the world. They were fearful of the competition of rising America one more time.

“So don’t vote for the status quo. Vote for a tax cut. Vote for reform. Don’t vote because some leader whipped you and intimidated you. Vote for your constituents. Vote for your country. And Vote to raise the paychecks of America.”

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Statement on Supplemental Disaster Appropriations Bill

2017/12/18

Washington, DC – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released the following statement on the introduction of the supplemental disaster appropriations bill:

“From historic hurricanes to wildfires, this year’s natural disasters have taken a substantial toll on the lives and communities of those impacted. This hurricane season alone had three of the five most devastating and costly hurricanes in our country’s history. In California, the worst wildfire in our state’s history torched the northern part of our Golden State. As we sit here today, new wildfires have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, and brave first responders across our state continue to fight the Thomas fire in southern California.

“This emergency package reflects the commitment of the federal government to provide relief to our neighbors who have been affected by these extraordinary natural disasters and are working to rebuild. This package accommodates the request from Governor Brown and the entire California congressional delegation by allocating more funds for relief and recovery from this fall’s California wildfires. Additionally, it includes language spearheaded by Rep. Mimi Walters and Rep. Mike Thompson providing targeted tax relief to allow wildfire victims to deduct property damage costs, offer penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts, and encourage charitable giving to individuals and communities working to rebuild. Finally, as the cleanup continues, I am pleased that this bill ensures California receives additional help for debris removal by ramping up Federal payments for up to 90% of the eligible costs. As our country and state rebuild from Mother Nature’s worst, the federal government is committed to helping each neighborhood recover and rebuild.”

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House Defends the Second Amendment

2017/12/06

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:

“American citizens should not have their right to keep and bear arms restricted simply because they travel out of state. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act protects every American’s Second Amendment rights by ensuring that those who are allowed to possess a concealed handgun in one state can carry in other states that permit concealed carry, as long as they observe all laws in the state that they’re in. If opponents of the Second Amendment want to take people’s rights away, they should do it the old fashioned way: convince a supermajority of the American people and amend the Constitution. Otherwise, we have a duty to defend the Constitution as it is—all of it.”

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McCarthy Speaks on CA Wildfires, Tax Cuts

2017/12/05

Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) delivered the following remarks at a leadership press conference today on the wildfires impacting Southern California and the latest on tax reform.

Remarks are below or watch online here.

On the raging wildfires in Southern California:

“This is a devastating fire in Ventura that is just blocks away from the city hall. We’ve already had one fatality…. Not just our thoughts and prayers are with you, but any equipment or resources from the federal government, we will make sure it’s provided to work and create the synergy with those in the state and in the city. And to the first responders, we know how you’ve been called upon this year from the hurricanes to the fires, and we thank you for continuing to be there in the time of need.”

On the positive economic impact of tax reform:

“To the American public: Every time we get one step closer, the market goes up even higher. We’re already beginning to see the benefits of really where America wants to go when it comes to the tax bill. For anyone that has a retirement account invested in a 401k, you’ve already seen a benefit continuing to rise with more than 58 times the market has set a new record.”

On the House and Senate working together:

“I know we’re close but we have to finish the job. So in a short timeframe you will find the conferees will work together. I know the Senate and House will find common ground. At the end of the day we’ll get this bill through, not for Congress but for the American people.”

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House Honors Veterans with New Vets Legislation

2017/11/11

Our country owes gratitude and respect to our veterans the entire year, which is why we didn’t contain our support for our veterans to a single day. This past week leading up to Veterans Day, the House honored our veterans by serving them with several important pieces of legislation.

McCarthy had this to say:

“As we approached Veterans Day, the best way the House could honor our veterans was by helping them and improving their lives. The House focused this week on improving veteran mental health care and suicide prevention. Whether it’s Congressman Jim Banks’s (IN-03) bill to use data analytics to improve the Veterans Crisis hotline or Congressman Mike Coffman’s (CO-06) legislation to provide better mental health care for veterans, we owe it to our veterans to give them the best. This is just our way of saying, ‘thank you for your service.’”

Below is a list of the bills the House considered this week:

  • H.R. 918, Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
  • H.R. 1133, Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
  • H.R. 1900, National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act
  • H.R. 2123, Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act
  • H.R. 2601, Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act
  • H.R. 4173, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans Crisis Line
  • H.R. 3657, To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries
  • H.R.. 3562, To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs
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Op-Ed: Congress Hasn’t Forgotten About the Islands

2017/11/09

We recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys to survey the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and to bear witness to the suffering of families and communities still without the basic necessities of power, water, fuel and access to health care. Only once we had arrived could we fathom the full scale of destruction wrought by the storms — and understand that smart rebuilding will require not only significant federal funding but also key changes in federal law to help protect these vulnerable areas from future damage.

Our bipartisan group was fortunate to be joined in St. Croix by U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett (D), who took us to a condemned school and a hospital that experienced severe damage and was limited in its ability to care for patients. As we drove from the school to the hospital, we passed home after home that had been completely destroyed and others with piles of clothes, furniture and other water-damaged belongings heaped in front. Virgin Islanders are doing everything they can to rebuild their lives, but they are counting on Congress to ensure that they have the resources necessary to do so.

In Puerto Rico, 3.4 million Americans continue to live in a state of frenzied recovery. We joined Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R) in Utuado, a municipality in the mountainous interior of the island. Ours was the first bipartisan, multi-member congressional delegation to visit the interior, and on the way we saw how lack of access to clean drinking water continues to be an issue. Cars lined the road where people had stopped to collect untreated stream water from a PVC pipe. As we walked through a barrio in Utuado, electrical lines hung low and debris was piled along nearly every road. Many residents spoke of how landslides devastated their property. They still had no access to electricity. Food and medicine were scarce, hope for a swift recovery even scarcer.

We had departed Washington as Democratic and Republican members on a mission to see for ourselves the devastation caused by the hurricanes. We returned as fellow Americans imbued with a shared sense that Congress must work together to do more to help the people we met — and uplifted by their extraordinary resilience in the face of hardship.

One way we can provide this help is by changing the law to allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to rebuild damaged infrastructure — including buildings, roads, bridges and the power grid — not merely to the vulnerable state they were in before but to modern, 21st-century standards that can withstand future storms.

Amending the law will ensure that we can better prepare communities for future risk and use taxpayer dollars as wisely as possible. It makes little sense to require, as under current law, that buildings and infrastructure be rebuilt in the ways that made them so vulnerable to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Instead, we ought to work across the aisle to give these communities the chance to come back stronger. Making those investments now will save taxpayer dollars in the long run. Both of us are committed to advancing this issue and working to bring our colleagues on board in this effort.

Furthermore, we are determined to ensure there is strong bipartisan support for the next supplemental emergency funding package so that affected areas such as those we visited have the resources they need.

As part of our visit to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Florida Keys, we distributed aid to struggling families. Perhaps, though, the most important resource we brought with us was the reassurance to all those affected by these storms that their fellow Americans on the mainland have not forgotten them — and that we will not leave them vulnerable to the next storm.

Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, is majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, is House minority whip.

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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