Kevin McCarthy http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-june-24-ken-rudin-kayaking-san-joaquin-59-days-code <p>This week on Valley Edition we take a trip down the San Joaquin River with John D. Sutter of CNN. He's attempting to kayak from Fresno to San Francisco as part of a reporting project on the river that has been called the "most endangered" in the nation.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:55:33 +0000 Joe Moore 34710 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition June 24: Ken Rudin; Kayaking The San Joaquin; 59 Days Of Code Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-kevin-mccarthy-jerry-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week Central California took center stage in the nation's capital as House Republicans selected Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy as the next majority leader. &nbsp;It caps a remarkable rise to power for the Kern County congressman, who was elected to his first time in 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:59:35 +0000 Joe Moore 34684 at http://kvpr.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown McCarthy's New Role As Majority Leader Could Benefit Central Valley http://kvpr.org/post/mccarthys-new-role-majority-leader-could-benefit-central-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Valley congressman is now one of the most powerful men in Washington. FM 89’s Diana Aguilera reports on what Kevin McCarthy’s new post might mean for the valley.</span></p><p>It's official. House Republicans elected Kevin McCarthy as House majority leader.</p><p>The Republican lawmaker from Bakersfield and grandson of a cattle rancher will become the youngest person to serve in the second-ranking role. He’s 49.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:08:09 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34507 at http://kvpr.org McCarthy's New Role As Majority Leader Could Benefit Central Valley Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy http://kvpr.org/post/cantors-defeat-presents-opportunity-challenge-bakersfields-mccarthy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday's surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary is having a ripple effect throughout the GOP. The "political earthquake" is extending all the way to the San Joaquin Valley, which is home to Cantor's chief deputy, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:11:31 +0000 Joe Moore 34045 at http://kvpr.org Cantor's Defeat Presents Opportunity, Challenge For Bakersfield's McCarthy Boehner, Valley GOP Representatives Call For Drought Relief http://kvpr.org/post/boehner-valley-gop-representatives-call-drought-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley congressional leaders and House Speaker John Boehner met in a dusty cotton field outside Bakersfield today to announce a plan for emergency legislation in response to California’s drought.</span></p><p>Boehner, who was joined by valley Republicans Devin Nunes, David Valadao and Kevin McCarthy told the crowd that the water shortage requires action, and blamed environmental laws for part of the problem.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:08:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 27485 at http://kvpr.org Boehner, Valley GOP Representatives Call For Drought Relief Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/launching-11-day-action-advocates-urge-mccarthy-pass-immigration-reform <p>More than a dozen immigrants and advocates gathered outside of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office in Bakersfield this morning and called on him to support comprehensive immigration reform. The event marked the start of an 11-day push for immigration reform, in honor of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the country.</p><p>“We want our congressional representative to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship, now!” said Camila Chavez, executive director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:36:03 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25368 at http://kvpr.org Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' http://kvpr.org/post/elon-musk-bakersfield-high-speed-rail-implementation-bait-and-switch <p>Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk&nbsp;held court Wednesday night before a packed crowd at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cal State University Bakersfield's Doré&nbsp;Theatre, in the college's new guest lecture series.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:42:22 +0000 Joe Moore 24183 at http://kvpr.org Elon Musk In Bakersfield: High Speed Rail Implementation Like 'Bait and Switch' In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-immigration-protestors-occupy-mccarthys-office-meet-congressman <p>A group of immigration rights activists staged a protest Wednesday at the Bakersfield office of House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, eventually meeting with the Congressman after being locked inside his office for much of the night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:55 +0000 Joe Moore 24167 at http://kvpr.org In Bakersfield, Immigration Protestors Occupy McCarthy's Office, Meet With Congressman NIH, CDC Announce Clinical Trial On Valley Fever http://kvpr.org/post/nih-cdc-announce-clinical-trial-valley-fever <p>The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will undertake a clinical trial to learn more about valley fever, agency leaders announced Monday at the start of a two-day symposium on valley fever, hosted by Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy.</p><p>"There are so many things we don't know about valley fever, and the best way to get the answers is to run a clinical trial," said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:45 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22041 at http://kvpr.org NIH, CDC Announce Clinical Trial On Valley Fever 'Unprecedented' Meeting Focuses On Valley Fever http://kvpr.org/post/unprecedented-meeting-focuses-valley-fever-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kings County health officer Dr. Michael </span>MacLean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> uses one word to sum up this week’s valley fever symposium: 'Unprecedented.'</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says it’s a big deal that the leaders of the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health are gathering in Bakersfield to focus their attention on an orphan disease that mainly affects the southwestern United States.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:55:16 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 21906 at http://kvpr.org 'Unprecedented' Meeting Focuses On Valley Fever Congressional Task Force to Aid Valley Fever Fight http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-task-force-aid-valley-fever-fight <p class="normal">Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy made another move in his crusade against valley fever Wednesday, announcing the new “Congressional Valley Fever Task Force.”</p><p class="normal">The panel is comprised of 11 Republicans and three Democrats from California, Arizona and Texas. McCarthy said the group grew out of meetings he’s had throughout the year with Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., who will co-chair the task force.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:41:29 +0000 Rachel Cook - Reporting on Health Collaborative 18903 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Task Force to Aid Valley Fever Fight Kevin McCarthy: California GOP Has Nowhere to Go But Up http://kvpr.org/post/kevin-mccarthy-california-gop-has-nowhere-go <p></p><p class="p1">House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had plenty to say at the Sacramento Press Club Friday.</p><p class="p1">The California Congressman discussed everything from the federal budget cuts known as sequestration to the future of the Republican Party. Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">McCarthy said President Obama was “creating hysteria” about the sequestration cuts – rather than working with Republicans:</p><p class="p3">“If we can’t find a way to cut $85 billion out of a $3.6 trillion deficit, we’re not gonna overcome our problems.”</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:30:49 +0000 Ben Adler 11558 at http://kvpr.org Kevin McCarthy: California GOP Has Nowhere to Go But Up