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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Congressman Denham’s ENLIST Act Reaches 200 Co-Sponsors - Immigration Reform Bill
    Posted in In the News on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    May 15, 2017 - WASHINGTON — Support is rapidly gaining for one of the most popular immigration reform bills in the 115th Congress, now at 200 co-sponsors.H.R. 60, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act (ENLIST Act), authored by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), has seen solid bi-partisan support since its introduction in January. “I’ve met with DREAMers in our own community as well as from around the country who have gone to school with our own children and just want... Read more

  • Hero's Purple Heart
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    One of Patterson’s own enjoyed an Honor Flight recently. Roy Haury, 84, was flown to Washington, D.C. with his daughter, local realtor Naomi Jacobson. According to its website, the Honor Flight Network “is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.” ... While the trip officially included surprises, Jacobson worked behind the scenes to arrange a surprise of her ... Read more

  • Denham makes special visit to THS national champion air rifle team
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Education

    Winning the 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship in March was reward enough for the Turlock High School air rifle team, who went into the competition as underdogs, but Wednesday morning they received another wave of congratulations and recognition from Congressman Jeff Denham. ... “These students are learning and becoming more patriotic, (learning) respect for our flag and for our country, and they’re all willing to wear the cloth of this great nation,” said Denham. “It’s important to make... Read more

  • Op-ed: It’s Time for Congress to Act of Transportation
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    With the first 100 days of the new administration and passage of the omnibus appropriations behind us, it’s time to focus on the serious transportation and infrastructure issues facing America, with big opportunities for Congress to lead on addressing our nation’s faltering infrastructure. By fostering an all-of-the-above funding approach, cutting inefficiencies and building our partnership with states for ensuring local projects are built quickly and at appropriate levels, we can help the presi... Read more

  • Denham Names Congressional Artwork Competition Winners
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the winner of California’s 10th District Congressional Art Competition as well as the winner of the “Valley Vote” public voting contest at a reception held at the Mistlin Art Gallery in Modesto. ... Denham represents California’s 10th congressional district, which includes Stanislaus County and a portion of San Joaquin County. He is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and ... Read more

  • Pitman students sweep Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in In the News on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Pitman High School is home to some of the top artists in the 10th Congressional District, and they have the hardware to show for it after Pride students recently took home the top three spots in the Congressional Art Competition. ... Ocaranza’s “Ramephant” will represent California’s 10th Congressional District in the Cannon Tunnel, which leads visitors to the U.S. Capitol Building, and will hang alongside the winning entries from every congressional district in the United States for the next ye... Read more

  • Donnelly: Bipartisan Rage over Gov. Jerry Brown ‘Stealing’ Prop 56 Cigarette Tax Money
    Posted in In the News on May 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Waste, Health

    Gov. Jerry Brown is coming under increasing fire from all sides for ‘stealing’ $1.2 Billion of the cigarette tax money—raised from Proposition 56—and diverting it into the state’s General Fund. ... On Thursday, Republican Congressmen David Valadao (R-Hanford) and Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)—both from the Central Valley hard hit by the drought where a significant majority are dependent on MediCal— jointly released the following statement: “At the cost of families in rural California, Governor Brown h... Read more