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  • When a Farmer Punches Back at the Feds
    Posted in In the News on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    With the crank of a Case IH Quadtrac, John Duarte unwittingly poked leviathan and unleashed the highest levels of government regulation on his farmland. The annals of bureaucratic overreach are packed with stories of draconian intervention on U.S. farms … and then there is the Duarte account. The case should have been a standard off-the-radar, bull-rush government victory, but for one inconvenient snag: Duarte punched back. ... Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., says the Duarte Nursery situation is not... Read more

  • Denham Talks Issues with Courier Staff
    Posted in In the News on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Health, Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

    Hours before he was scheduled to appear at a much-anticipated Denair town hall meeting, Congressman Jeff Denham dropped by the offices of the Ceres Courier/Turlock Journal to talk about issues facing his 10th Congressional District. ... "There's certainly an organized effort to meet me at all of my different community meetings and that's fine and I'm happy to answer them. Some people I see several times and I answer all of their questions every single time and I'm respectful." ... Read more here... Read more

  • Lawmakers Address Problems, Fixes at Chamber Breakfast
    Posted in In the News on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health, Immigration, Water

    Water, roads, immigration, frivolous lawsuits against businesses and healthcare were the collective pressing topics on the minds of four area elected officials who spoke at Friday morning's Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at the Howard Training Center in Ceres. Sponsored by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce, the "Pancakes & Politics" event brought together Congressman Jeff Denham, state Assemblyman Adam Gray, county Supervisor Jim DeMartini and Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra who each took turns sharing... Read more

  • The presidential address: What did you think?
    Posted in Newsletters on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

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  • Denham supports Trump’s decision to withdraw defining water rule
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    An executive order that was issued Tuesday by President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States rule, a move that was backed by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who said both the EPA and USACE “overstepped their authority.” “EPA and the Army Corps clearly did not consider the impact to ag economies like we have in the Central Valley,” said Denham. “I support President Trump’... Read more

  • Disaster SAVE Act Passes House T&I Committee to Assist Flood-Affected Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure yesterday approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal emergency management response: H.R. 1214, the Disaster SAVE Act. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is a cosponsor of the bill. “The Central Valley, as well as all of California, has experienced some extreme weather this year, resulting in two separate disaster declarations with the potential for more to come,” said Rep... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham: EPA, Army Corps. Overstepped with WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump today issued an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “EPA and the Army Corps overstepped their authority with WOTUS and clearly did not consider the impact to ag economies like we have in the Central Valley,” said U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). “I support President Trump’s order to force its reconsideration... Read more

  • Working to create water shortage for California
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Many reservoirs are filled to the brim. Levees are straining to stay intact as high volumes of water flows between them. The Sierra is wearing a heavy and massive snowpack. ... There is hope — at least for the Stanislaus River — thanks to Congressman Jeff Denham working with the SSJID and OID to get language in a federal water bill that was signed into law by President Obama. It requires the NMFS to work with the two water agencies to examine other ways to help salmon besides arbitrarily throwin... Read more

  • Red Cross closes shelter at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The Turlock Turf Club is known as the place to go around the region for horse racing entertainment, but for the past 10 days the Turf Club was also a place of refuge for those fleeing recent flooding. ... Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the shelter to talk with the displaced people, according to a story in the Red Cross’ Gold Country Newsletter. He also brought donations of clothing and shoes that was collected from the community. “We really appreciate the work that the Red Cross has done to ... Read more

  • Federal intervention for water infrastructure?
    Posted in Newsletters on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Water

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