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  • Rep. Denham brings Ag Secretary Perdue to CA10 to see impacts of water grab and tariffs firsthand
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Water

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) yesterday discussed the impacts of Sacramento’s water grab and tariffs on Central Valley agriculture with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Rep. Denham and Sec. Perdue held a town hall for local growers and stakeholders with Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) in Modesto to hear from Central Valley farmers first hand. Rep. Denham and Sec. Perdue also visited Brichetto Ranch in Oakdale to see our ag industry at work on the Stanislaus River. “I wanted th... Read more

  • Rep. Denham roundtable on Human Trafficking yields new ideas
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Trafficking

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today hosted a roundtable on human trafficking with Stanislaus County District 1 Supervisor Kristin Olsen. Uber Technologies Inc., along with community leaders, law enforcement and local advocacy groups joined the roundtable to share best practices in fighting this epidemic in the Central Valley. The event, held at the Modesto Police Department, was moved from the conference room to the presentation room to accommodate more attendees. “Even one person ... Read more

  • Rep. Denham cosponsors bill to improve healthcare access for Valley children
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, at the start of National Health Center Week, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) announced his cosponsorship of H.R. 5899, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2018, to improve access to important healthcare services for children, including at four school-based health centers in California’s 10th District. “The Central Valley faces unique barriers to healthcare, and these school-based centers are improving access for our children,” said Rep. Denham. “Access is the num... Read more

  • Rep. Denham visits southern border
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) yesterday concluded a multi-day visit to California’s border with Mexico, including visits to a detention center, port of entry, U.S. Border Patrol station, U.S. Naval Air Station and tunnel site. The trip also included a review of current border infrastructure and border wall prototypes. “It’s critical members of congress visit the border and see the problems and restrictions that law enforcement is facing due to our outdated immigration laws.” said Rep. D... Read more

  • Rep. Denham’s Central Valley Jobs Fair a Success
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) yesterday hosted his 8th annual Central Valley Jobs Fair at Modesto Junior College with more than 60 hiring employers and over 250 Central Valley job seekers in attendance. “My jobs fair has connected thousands of CA10 residents to jobs in our community and this year was especially successful,” said Rep. Denham. “Valley businesses are hiring, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 16 years, and the economy is growing at the highest rate in 13... Read more

  • 99-year-old veteran Howard Haak recounts his World War II story
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring 99-year-old World War II Veteran Howard E. Haak. Shared on Rep. Denham’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, this #TVT video is an excerpt from a longer interview for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project where Howard recounts training to become a radio repairman and working on the equipment that first detected Japanese planes flying towards Pearl Harbor. Howard was drafted i... Read more

  • Following Zinke visit at Denham’s request, DOI confirms – Sacramento water grab devastating for Central Valley
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Following Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s visit to Don Pedro and New Melones Reservoirs at the request of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), the Department of Interior issued an official comment on Friday to the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposed water grab. The Department of Interior’s comment notes that the proposed water grab “directly interfere[s] with the New Melones Project’s ability to store water” and “elevate[s] the Project’s fish and wildlife purposes over ... Read more

  • Rep. Denham statement on water bonds
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) released the following statement in response to the California Water Commission’s announcement of nearly $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 water bond allocations for water storage projects including Sites, Los Vaqueros, and Temperance Flat reservoirs: “More water storage in California is vital and we must start building now before the next major drought,” said Rep. Denham. “This investment is overdue and emphasizes the need for my New WATER Act which will ... Read more

  • Reps. Jeff Denham and Tim Walz introduce VET-2-FARM Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Veterans

    U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) this week introduced H.R. 6500, the Veteran Empowerment and Training to Facilitate Agricultural Revitalization and Mobilization Act (VET-2-FARM Act) of 2018, to better connect veteran populations with an agriculture industry that is in dire need of a new generation of farmers. “As a veteran and an almond farmer myself, I know firsthand the discipline, dedication, and passion required in both fields,” said Rep. Denham. “This bill ... Read more

  • Denham bill to improve healthcare for veterans passes House with flying colors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham’s (R-Turlock) VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act, H.R. 5974, passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill, introduced alongside Reps. Ann Kuster (D-NH-02), Mike Bost (R-IL-12), and Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement new waste disposal systems that will modernize the healthcare system and better prioritize valuable resources to improve care for veterans acro... Read more