Representative David G. Valadao's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: David G. Valadao
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terra; 3 Children
Birth Date: 04/14/1977
Birth Place: Hanford, CA
Home City: Hanford, CA
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  • David Valadao. ON THE ISSUES: David Valadao. 28 April. 2012. "The federal government's role in our life should be as limited as possible. There are a few things, like national security, that should be handled at the federal level." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)

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  • David G. Valadao. No-Tax Budget Makes Investment in Education, Protects Public Safety. 2 June 2011. "With unemployment in Kings County at 16.6%, higher taxes would make it even more difficult to invest and create jobs here in the Central Valley." (arc.asm.ca.gov)
  • David G. Valadao. Political Notebook: Valadao calls Brown budget ˜decent start.' 29 January 2011. "Ultimately, we need to create a business climate that make us competitive and brings jobs to our state. A perfect storm of regulation, high taxes and knee-jerk legislation has all but halted long-term investment in California. State leaders need to act quickly and decisively." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • David G. Valadao. Facebook: Info. 9 March 2012. "Decreasing Business Regulation. Fighting for Water. Creating Jobs. Lowering Taxes. Bringing Common Sense to Sacramento!" (www.facebook.com)
  • David G. Valadao. No-Tax Budget Makes Investment in Education, Protects Public Safety. 2 June 2011. "As a dairyman and farmer, I have seen how higher taxes get in the way of job creation. Raising taxes even further would surely cause other businesses to limit their hiring, which means less tax revenue for services like education and public safety. " (arc.asm.ca.gov)

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  • David G. Valadao. Issues:Reduce The National Debt. 27 July 2012. "David Valadao favors cutting government spending and supports a strict two-thirds vote requirement before Congress can hike taxes." (valadaoforcongress.com)
  • David G. Valadao. Video: David Valadao: State Budget and Education. 25 October 2010. "Fixing the state budget begins with one simple idea...you don't spend more than what you bring in." (www.youtube.com)
  • Seth Nidever. CONGRESS, 21ST DISTRICT: Valadao competing for open seat against Fresno Democrats. 17 May 2012. "If elected, he says he would work to cut the federal deficit, reduce the size of government, eliminate unnecessary regulations, oppose the Obama health care law, cut funding for the California high-speed rail project." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • David G. Valadao. Grove seeks another vote on rail project. 8 November 2011. "Of course spending $98 billion will create a lot of jobs, just hiring people to carry all that money in wheelbarrows and stack it up would create a few thousand jobs." (www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com)

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  • David Valadao. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. "David Valadao knows the "one-size-fits-all" approach by Washington, D.C. bureaucrats only interferes with our local schools plus he supports expanding vocational and trade school options for our students." (votesmart.org)

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  • David G. Valadao. ON THE ISSUES: David Valadao. 28 April 2012. "We should develop domestic energy right here in the United States. I favor an "All of the Above" approach: fossil fuels, renewable energy and nuclear. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been abused by radical environmentalists to stop development, including agriculture. ESA must be reformed in order to provide a better balance between responsible growth and protecting the environment." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • David G. Valadao. DAVID VALADAO: Bureaucrats standing in way of low gas prices, investment. 3 April 2012. "By increasing petroleum-based energy production, the valley could benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investments, thousands of new jobs and enhanced revenue to fund the services Californians value most. An increase in domestic energy resources would also decrease our dependence on foreign oil and help lower the cost of gasoline." (www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com)
  • David G. Valadao. David Valadao: Bureaucrats Stand in way of Low Gas Prices, Investment. 29 March 2011. "An increase in domestic energy resources would also decrease our dependence on foreign oil and help lower the cost of gasoline. This would be good news for drivers who are looking for relief from $4 a gallon gas prices. Cheaper gas prices would also allow some employers to save money on transportation costs and use the savings to expand their businesses and create jobs." (arc.asm.ca.gov)
  • David G. Valadao. Issues:Reduce The National Debt. 27 July 2012. "David Valadao will not only vote to expand domestic oil production so we end our dependence on Middle East oil, but he also supports constructing the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to Texas." (valadaoforcongress.com)

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  • Seth Nidever. New greenhouse gas rules draw local criticism. 25 October 2011. "A landmark "cap and trade" system adopted in California last week to limit greenhouse gas emissions is drawing a lot of local comment [¦] But agricultural and political leaders from the area say the state's groundbreaking law to limit global warming gases is going to cost Kings County jobs, result in higher food costs and lead to higher utility bills. "One way or the other, it's going to affect the guy at the bottom, and that's the farmer," said Assemblyman David Valadao, R-Hanford, who is also a dairy farmer." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • David Valadao. TCB - David Valadao, 30th District Assemblyman, Segment 1. 12 March 2012. "They haven't just continued the bad things that they've already done, but they're actually looking for more ways. Cap and Trade is a Prime example." (youtu.be)

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  • Don Thompson. Bakersfield lawmaker carries gun for self-defense. 2 May 2011. "Four Assembly members have told the AP they were the ones who asked to bring their guns to work for self-defense: Democrat Tony Mendoza of Artesia, and three Republicans: Shannon Grove of Bakersfield; Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa; and David Valadao of Hanford." (www.bakersfieldnow.com)

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  • David G. Valadao. ON THE ISSUES: David Valadao. 28 April 2012. "I oppose Obamacare. The best way to make health care more accessible is by encouraging competition in the marketplace in order to drive down costs. Creating another government bureaucracy to mandate health care on taxpayers will only increase costs." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • Seth Nidever. CONGRESS, 21ST DISTRICT: Valadao competing for open seat against Fresno Democrats. 17 May 2012. "If elected, he says he would work to cut the federal deficit, reduce the size of government, eliminate unnecessary regulations, oppose the Obama health care law." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)

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