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  • Bill Aims to Improve Delivery of Vet Benefits
    Posted in In the News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) bill, the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, on Tuesday passed in the House of Representatives and now advances to the Senate for further consideration. Rep. Denham introduced H.R. 1725 with Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) earlier this year. “This bill is a great first step in delivering on our promise to safeguard our veterans after they laid their lives on the line to safeguard us,” said Rep. Denham. ... Read more

  • Editorial: ADA lawsuit abuse remains a problem
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    California adopted some reforms last year to curb predatory disability lawsuits but, as evidenced by more proposals at both the state and federal levels, the problem remains. ... At the federal level, Republican Congressmen Jeff Denham of Turlock and Ted Poe of Texas each have bills that would provide businesses with a 120-day period to fix violations before a lawsuit could be filed. ... Read more here Read more

  • Rep. Denham Hosts Modesto Student for 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, DC
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), in conjunction with the bipartisan Congressional Caucus On Foster Youth, will host former Modesto foster youth, Jordynn Franklin, for the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day on Capitol Hill. The event allows youth to share their experiences in foster care directly with their Member of Congress to help inform and improve child welfare policy. “Jordynn is an inspirational young woman, and I look forward to learnin... Read more

  • Denham Bill to Reduce VA Wait Times Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) bill, the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, today passed in the House of Representatives and now advances to the Senate for further consideration. Rep. Denham introduced H.R. 1725 with Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) earlier this year. “This bill is a great first step in delivering on our promise to safeguard our veterans after they laid their lives on the line to safeguard us,” said Rep. ... Read more

  • Rep. Denham Statement on Caltrain Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation releasing a $647 million federal grant arranged under the previous administration to the Caltrain Electrification Project. The grant requires a state match that officials have indicated will come from Proposition 1A approved by voters for California’s High Speed Rail project. “This is yet another bait and switch to deceive state taxpayers and take imagi... Read more

  • Opinion: Forthcoming FRA Nominee Has Big Opportunity
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    The Trump administration will soon be appointing the key officials who will oversee the nation’s freight rail system and have the opportunity to expand on the positive safety trends that have made the past several years the industry’s safest on record. Many of these trends are due to implementation of safety protocols and new technologies by the industry itself, not the traditional prescriptive policies of federal agencies. ... Through sustained commitment, the Federal Aviation Administration an... Read more

  • FTA releases $647 million for electrifying California commuter rail line
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    The Federal Transit Administration released $647 million in federal funds Monday for electrifying the commuter rail line Caltrain, after subjecting the project to additional scrutiny because it was approved just days before President Barack Obama left office. California officials, who had signed the Full Funding Grant Agreement with Transportation Department officials in January, argued the project was crucial to upgrade aging train equipment that transports tens of thousands of commuters betwee... Read more

  • Honor Flight: A Final Salute for Visalia, Tulare soldiers
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Balzer Scherr, 89, of Tulare dubbed Central Valley Honor Flight 13 a “super duper trip,” and very well organized, even though he also noted that it was tiring. ... There was a very special moment at the World War II memorial for this honor flight. World War II veteran Roy Haury of Patterson was given the Purple Heart that his brother – who died in combat in World War II – had earned. The precious award had gone missing, until a family member found it tucked away in a trunk in their closet. It wa... Read more

  • Honoring our fallen during National Police Week
    Posted in Newsletters on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Defense and National Security

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  • VIDEO: Turlock NJROTC Air Rifle Team
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Turlock High’s NJROTC Air Rifle Team recently won the 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship. Studio209 visited the team along with Congressman Jeff Denham to find out about their championship win and see their shooting skills firsthand. Watch here Read more