Monday, June 22, 2015

Video: Nunes on Face the Nation

You can watch my appearance on Face the Nation yesterday by clicking on this picture:
Separately, if you missed it, you can read my recent essay on the California water crisis here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Water crisis culprits exposed at Investor’s Business Daily

As Governor Jerry Brown continues to wring his hands amid the California water crisis, I offer my take on the problem in an extended essay for Investor’s Business Daily. I’m sure the governor’s anguish about global warming and over-population is sincere, but those issues have little connection to the water crisis. The bottom line is this: the crisis is the direct result of a long-term plan by radical environmentalists to cut the water supply to San Joaquin Valley communities. Read how they did it and what we can do about it in my essay here.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Back to the Future with Tulare Union High

This morning I was honored to attend the 2015 graduating class breakfast for Tulare Union High School. I graduated from Tulare Union, so I enjoyed visiting with the outgoing senior class. They struck me as bright and ambitious – I was happy to give them a few bits of advice based on some lessons I’ve learned in my political career as well as my personal life, and I discussed how we are lucky to live in one of the most unique places in the world. As shown here, I had a chance to chat with Tulare Union senior Alex Galvan, whose grandfather Ed once worked on my staff. Meanwhile, my daughters Evelyn and Margaret got to meet another Tulare Union graduate, Jason Oliveira from the ABC 30 Action News team. Thank you Tulare Union for inviting me to your breakfast, and congratulations to the Class of 2015. Go Redskins!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Art Competition winners and my Face the Nation interview

The winners were recently announced of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. High school artists from every Congressional District are invited to submit artwork to the competition, and the first-place submissions from each district are displayed in the U.S. Capitol. I’d like to congratulate Lauren Nichols, winner of the competition in California’s 22nd District, along with second-place winner Paxton Hergenroeder and third-place winner Vivian Napoles. Their submissions are below:
         by Lauren Nichols
      Buchanan High School
   by Paxton Hergenroeder
     Buchanan High School
"The Endeavor for Peace"
    by Vivian Napoles
     Redwood High School
If you know high school artists who may like a chance to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, please recommend this competition. For more information, click here.
Separately, you can watch my recent appearance on Face the Nation by clicking on the picture below:

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nunes on Face the Nation Sunday

I will be appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation this Sunday. In most Central Valley locations the show will begin airing at 8:30 am PST. For a list of broadcast times, click this link.

Friday, May 8, 2015

A gathering threat

Terrorists struck on American soil last weekend when two armed jihadists attempted to storm an event in Garland, Texas, that was displaying cartoons of Mohammad. Thanks to quick action by a police officer, the casualties were limited to one security guard being shot in the foot – as well as the two attackers, who were killed before they could commit the atrocity they had planned.

The threat posed by Islamist extremists has rapidly grown more severe. The Islamic State controls wide swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, while al Qaeda groups continue to spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Many of these groups now have battlefield experience and terrorism credentials, deep support networks, and the ability to broadcast their propaganda worldwide through social media.

This critical threat is not confined to the Middle East. Like the murderous attacks in Paris earlier this year, the Garland assault shows that Islamist terrorists have a wide reach throughout the world. Those who believe the jihadists will spare the U.S. if we simply withdraw from our position of world leadership are deluding themselves. This movement does not make limited demands that can be appeased. Like Communism, its adherents are openly, proudly intent on world domination, and they will continue pursuing that goal until they are decisively defeated.

Separately, the Nunes Digest is updated for your weekend reading here.