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Duarte Votes for Continuing Resolution to Keep the Government Open

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the following statement on voting to keep the government open. "Since entering Congress, I’ve voted for every Continuing Resolution to keep the government open and working for the families in my District. My vote on today’s agreement is an important step to minimize disruptions to federal programs that our communities rely on while we cont...

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Supports Rep. Duarte’s Anti-Drug Bill

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Peace Officers Research Association of California announced their support for Congressman John Duarte’s new bill which seeks to combat the spread of fentanyl and other illegal drugs in the Central Valley and across the United States. "I want to thank the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) for endorsing my new bill, the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking ...

Duarte Votes to Impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the following statement regarding his vote to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. "Today, I voted in favor of impeaching Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Under his leadership, our southern border has plunged into a crisis with an influx of fentanyl and cartel-related crime spilling through the borde...

Duarte Introduces Legislation to Combat Fentanyl and Illegal Drugs in the Central Valley and Across the U.S.

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13), along with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-7), Congressman David Valadao (CA-22), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Congressman Greg Pence (IN-6), and Congressman Gabe Vasquez (NM-2), announced the bipartisan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Reauthorization Act that provides over $300,000,000 annually to help stop the sp...

Duarte Supports Valley Families and Small Businesses by Supporting New Tax Relief Package

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) voted for the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024. This bill helps put more money back into the pockets of Valley families by increasing the Child Tax Credit and making it easier for small businesses to operate and grow. Additionally, it helps incentivize the creation of more affordable housing by expanding the low-income hou...

Rep. Duarte Votes to Keep the Government Open

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the following statement on voting to keep the government open. "Since entering Congress, I’ve voted for every Continuing Resolution to keep the government open and working for the families in my District. It’s important that we continue addressing our government's spending problem while also making sure we minimize the disruptions to the f...

Duarte Votes for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued a statement regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. “This bill prioritizes our national security by enhancing our military strength and defense readiness,” said Rep. Duarte. “In the light of fentanyl and cartel crime spilling through the southern border and into cities in our Valley, this bill provides the ad...

Duarte Issues Statement on the Biden Impeachment Inquiry

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Biden impeachment inquiry. “Today, I voted in favor of launching an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This vote does not mean I endorse an impeachment of the President,” said Rep. Duarte. “This resolution just enables the House Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accoun...

Announcement: Submit Projects Requests for Water Resources and Development Act of 2024

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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently opened the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) 2024 portal for Members of Congress to submit project requests for consideration in the final bill text. Our office highly encourages local communities and stakeholders to submit requests for local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects. WRDA authorizes studies and projects w...

Duarte Co-Sponsors HR 5790, Prioritizing American Agriculture

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) announced his cosponsorship of the Prioritizing Offensive Agricultural Disputes and Enforcement Act, a bill which addresses the trade challenges and barriers our American agricultural industries face internationally. “Valley farmers are hurting from unfair farm subsidies abroad,” said Rep. Duarte. “We need to hold trading partners accountable at ...

Duarte Co-Leads Bill to Increase Border Security, Protect Valley Families

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) announced he is co-leading the Integrating New Technologies to Empower Law Enforcement (INTEL) at Our Borders Act, a bipartisan bill which will bring new technology and innovation to provide greater border strategy. “The latest data for encounters at the southern border in 2023 shows a record 2.47 million encounters, the most in U.S. history,” sa...

Duarte Introduces the Professional Growth and Retention Act

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WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) introduced the Professional Growth and Retention Act, a bill which doubles the amount of Adult and Dislocated Worker funding that local boards can spend on Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) from 20 percent to 40 percent. “Last week, I proudly introduced the Professional Growth and Retention Act,” said Rep. Duarte. “By investing in the skills de...

Announcement: USDA Unveils the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP)

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WASHINGTON — The USDA has unveiled a significant new funding initiative, the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP), which allocates up to $300 million to support eligible agricultural exporters to break into new markets and foster economic growth opportunities here. With a growing demand around the world for high quality agricultural imports from the United States, it is imperative to cap...

Rep. Duarte Joins the Congressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) joined the Congressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus, a coalition of lawmakers developing policy solutions to improve health care delivery in rural and remote communities. “Now more than ever, lawmakers need to act. That is why I’ve joined the Congressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus. This newly formed caucus will promote and advance legis...

Duarte Co-Sponsors the Bipartisan EXPLORE Act

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WASHINGTON — Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) joins a coalition of Democrats and Republicans in co-sponsoring the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act introduced by Chairman Westerman and Ranking Member Grijalva of the House Committee on Natural Resources. This bill improves access to recreational activities like biking, camping, and fishing by creating accessible tra...