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Congressman Duarte Announces Winner of Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) announced that Christian Diaz of Modesto won the 2023 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California's 13th District.  Christian Diaz is an 11th-grade student at Ceres High School. His innovative app, SafeNet CyberSecurity, is a tool designed to fortify internet safety. It offers password creation, secure storage, instant…

Congressman Duarte Writes Legislation to Help End Child and Forced Labor

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Washington, D.C. - Recently, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) wrote the EV Fair Trade Act (H.R. 8495), to ensure electric vehicle manufacturers do not use child, forced, or slave labor in the sourcing of materials or the manufacturing of electric vehicles, including batteries. Congressman Derrick Van Orden (WI-3) and Congressman Burgess Owens (UT-4) joined Rep. Duarte in…

Rep. Duarte to Host Service Academy Night

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Duarte (CA-13) announced that his office will be hosting a Service Academy Information Night for students and families in the district. This information session will be held on Monday, June 17th at 6:00 pm, at the Castle Air Museum.    What:           Service Academy…

Congressman Duarte Introduces Legislation to Help Ensure Veterans Get their Benefits

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MERCED, CA — Congressman John Duarte (CA-13), along with a bipartisan group of his colleagues, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (IL-12), Congressman David Valadao (CA-22), Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), Congressman Anthony D’Esposito (NY-04), Congressman Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), and Congressman Don Davis (NC-05),…

Rep. Duarte’s Permitting Fix to Bolster Valley Water Infrastructure Passes the House

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the following statement following the House’s passage of H.R. 7023 which includes his initiatives to fix inconsistencies in the permitting processes under the Clean Water Act. "I’m proud to announce that my bill, the Confidence in Clean Water Permits Act (HR 7013) has successfully passed the House of Representatives as a…

Duarte Seeks Veteran for Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program in Turlock Office

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TURLOCK, CA – Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) announced that he is seeking a Veteran, Gold Star Family member, or Active-Duty Spouse for a paid position to handle veterans-related casework in his Turlock office. "Having an experienced member of this community acting as a liaison between Valley veterans, myself, and our federal government will enhance our ability to…

Rep. Duarte Secures Over $26 Million for Central Valley Constituents

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WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman John Duarte (CA-13) issued the below statement following House passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 (H.R. 4366), which includes $26.34 million in funding at the Congressman’s request to meet critical Central Valley constituents’ needs.  H.R. 4366 must now…

Rep. Duarte and Colleagues Urge FDA to Incentivize Preventative Research into Valley Fever

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representative John Duarte (CA-13) along with a bipartisan group of his colleagues, Representatives David Valadao (CA-22), Michelle Steel (CA-45), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-6), David Schweikert (AZ-1), and Jim Costa (CA-21), sent a letter to Commissioner Robert Califf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, urging the Administration to include coccidioidomycosis…

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…