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Milk pricing could go federal under Valadao bill

Milk pricing could go federal under Valadao bill
May 14, 2013

Proposal would allow dairy farmers to dump California system HANFORD — Dairy operators wanting to bypass California’s milk pricing system and switch to a federal milk marketing order would get their chance under a bill sponsored by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford. Valadao’s bill, introduced in March with support from Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno; Rep. Jeff…

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Rep. David Valadao is Proof that the GOP can Appeal to Hispanic Voters

Rep. David Valadao is Proof that the GOP can Appeal to Hispanic Voters
May 6, 2013

Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) did not need a rebranding to gain traction with Hispanic voters. The Republican freshman is the son of Portuguese immigrants, representing a district that is more than 70 percent Hispanic. A flexible guest workers program as part of a broader immigration package has become his priority in a central valley district…

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Congress’ Young Members Blaze New Trails

Congress’ Young Members Blaze New Trails
April 25, 2013

Freshman East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell said he wanted to “get outside the comfort zone” of traditional political discourse when he showed up at a meeting of the Fremont City Council to talk to constituents – via Skype. Swalwell, a Democrat, said he made the Internet video call from his Washington, D.C., office because voters…

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Valley Reps to Lead Portuguese-American Caucus

Valley Reps to Lead Portuguese-American Caucus
February 21, 2013

San Joaquin Valley Reps. David Valadao, R-Hanford, and Jim Costa, D-Fresno, are sharing leadership in the newly reformed Congressional Portuguese-American Caucus. Along with Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline, Valadao and Costa will be serving as co-chairs of the caucus that’s always a popular one among Valley lawmakers. Valadao, in a statement Thursday, said that “as…

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Dairy farmers have a new friend in Congress

Dairy farmers have a new friend in Congress
February 10, 2013

Congressman David Valadao is a partner in his family’s 1,700-cow dairy operation. While his new job forced him to take a back seat on the dairy, he is excited to represent us in Washington. Whether he’s making hay or policy, Congressman Valadao is comfortable getting the job done. It has been some time since an…

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