Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: spending the week in the district and getting ready for healthcare town hall meeting

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, gives us his weekly view here on Bakersfield Observed. I've received some email (anonymously I must add) complaining that Kevin is not being honest about the healthcare reform. Here's your chance to submit comments and I will ask him to respond. I post his views; it's up to you to take him to task.

"It is good to be back in California for the August district work period. Starting off the week, I was in Ridgecrest with neighboring Congressman, and Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, Howard “Buck” McKeon (CA-25), to tour facilities at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center. I am always impressed with the hard work they do there to support our war fighters in theater.

"Because Kern County continues to deal with the challenges of unemployment, my office will be hosting a Small Business Forum on August 25. This is for anyone interested in starting a small business or for current small business owners looking for ways to expand. To RSVP, send an email to: or call my office: 327-3611.

"It has been encouraging to see strong interest and support from our community in participating in the August 26th Health Care Town Hall to discuss current health care reform proposals in Congress. I just wanted to let you know that in order to meet demand, the venue location has been changed to the Icardo Center at CSUB.

"Finishing up the week, I presented medals to veteran, Ervine Brown of Tehachapi for his service during WW II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from June 1940 to October 1945, and completed 54 missions while serving in North Africa, Sicily, and Panama. We are all grateful for his service to our country. I was also able to attend the centennial celebration for the City of Tehachapi, a city that continues to grow and is a leader in renewable energy development, but has also had the ability to maintain its small town charm.
"Thanks for reading.

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