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  • Heard on the Hill: Meet the Dogs of the House, Round II
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Looking for a nonpartisan, furry friend? Check out out the halls of Congress. In May, we featured a few House dogs who regularly hang out either as official “office dogs,” or because they belong to staffers who enjoy bringing them to work. Due to popular demand, we are back with more. ... Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. ... Lily, French bulldog, 5 years “My wife and I had been looking for a new family pet when I met [Ohio] Rep. Bill Johnson’s French bulldog. I knew right away that this was the dog fo... Read more

  • Univision: Opinión: Reparar nuestro sistema migratorio empieza con premiar el mayor acto de patriotism
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Estados Unidos tiene una larga historia de inmigrantes que sirven en las fuerzas armadas. Para 1840, casi la mitad de los reclutas del ejército eran inmigrantes. Entre 1862 y 2000, más de 660,000 veteranos del ejército lograron la ciudadanía por nuestro proceso de naturalización. Esto ha ocurrido porque nuestro país nunca ha hecho de la ciudadanía un requisito para poder inscribirse en las fuerzas armadas. Hoy, miles y miles de hombres y mujeres valientes que nacieron fuera de los Estados Unidos... Read more

  • Valley’s newest citizens welcomed at naturalization ceremony
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In 2010, Turlock resident Orestis Panagopoulous came to America from Greece with a goal in mind – to establish a life here and become a U.S. citizen. Seven years later, he took the final step toward making his wishes reality when he, along with 156 other immigrants, recited the nation’s Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony held in Modesto Monday morning. ... “The United States of America is a nation of immigrants. We’re a melting pot of people who come from across the globe in pursuit... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST WINNER HONORED IN D.C.
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham welcomed the winner of California’s 10th District Congressional Art Competition, Skye Ocaranza, to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, June 29. Skye’s artwork, “Rampehant,” was selected by a panel of local judges and will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel alongside the winning entries from every congressional district in the United States for the next year, where thousands of visitors will be able to view the entries on their way to the U.S. Capitol. ... Read more here ... Read more

  • OPINION: From the Editor: A wall that will move your heart
    Posted in In the News on July 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    July 01--It's quiet this early Friday morning at the Weber Point Events Center. And it is chillier than expected, particularly given the heat wave of just a week ago. The only person at the Vietnam Moving Wall is a lone volunteer taking photos. ... Ground is scheduled to be broken for a long overdue $139 million Community Based Outpatient Clinic next year, and it is scheduled to open in French Camp in 2020, according to a spokesman in Rep. Jerry McNerney's office. McNerney, D-Stockton, and Rep. ... Read more

  • Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall
    Posted in In the News on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Health, Immigration, Veterans

    Although Congressman Jeff Denham was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night, he still made time for his constituents by hosting a telephone town hall meeting, answering questions from the residents of District 10 regarding a variety of issues, from healthcare to mailbox theft. “This telephone town hall is just one more way for me to communicate with all of you while I’m in Washington, D.C.,” said Denham. “This is not a substitute for our local town halls…this is just an opportunity for me to be abl... Read more

  • Amid doctor shortage, Valley native returns home to practice in Turlock
    Posted in In the News on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    It’s no secret that the Central Valley is facing a doctor shortage. A majority of physicians are choosing to practice elsewhere, while legislators like Congressman Jeff Denham take steps to encourage them to live and work here where they are desperately needed. But, while residents around the Valley wait weeks, or even months, to see a doctor, one area native has returned home to provide as many people as he can with the care they seek. ... According to the Center for Health Journalism at the Un... Read more

  • California State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) Introduces SJR 9 - Help Immigrants Who Serve in the Military Obtain Citizenship
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    June 24, 2017 - Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) on Friday introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SR) 9, which supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals who choose to serve in the U.S. Military. SJR 9 urges Congress to support House Resolution (HR) 60 by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). HR 60 would provide undocumented immigrants, who are qualified for enlistment in the Armed Forces, a path to be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence afte... Read more

  • Pitman grad to be honored for artwork in D.C.
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Since he was old enough to hold a crayon in his hand, art has been an everyday part of Skye Ocaranza’s life. From drawing dinosaurs and creating his own Pokémon at age three to entering his illustrations in the Stanislaus County Fair’s annual art exhibits throughout his school career, the recent Pitman High School graduate is no stranger to creating masterful works of art – so masterful, in fact, that a recent piece has earned him a trip to Washington, D.C., as the winner of the Congressional Ar... Read more

  • How dogs shape politics on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    [VIDEO] Video on dogs in offices on Capitol Hill, including a feature of Rep. Denham’s Lily and how she served as the inspiration for Pets on Trains legislation. Watch here Read more