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:
 
 
Self-Portrait
         by Lauren Nichols
      Buchanan High School
 
 
Self-Portrait
   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:
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0VoaMWjPnU&feature=youtu.be
 
 

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.         


Friday, April 24, 2015

Water update "CA Guac"


This week, the media continued to bemoan the California drought while downplaying how much water we’re losing due to environmental regulations. I took on some of the media spin about the water crisis last week in an article for National Review. Writing for the same magazine, Kevin Williamson has a piece out today debunking the common argument that global warming is to blame for the crisis. Read his piece “Global Warming Guacamole” here.  

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fox News story and other water wars updates


The effects of Governor Jerry Brown’s water restrictions continue to reverberate across the state. A lot of the media coverage blames farmers for the crisis without even mentioning the environmental regulations that have been decimating the Central Valley water supply for decades. I offer a corrective to the media’s reporting in a new article here, and I argue my points in a Fox News report here. And in case you missed it, you can see my comments on the House floor last year on the water crisis by clicking on the picture below:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK3sGvS07DI
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Water woes


The national media suddenly took notice of the California water wars this week after Governor Brown announced state-wide water restrictions. It’s nice to see some media interest in the problem, though they’re coming pretty late to the game. It’s amazing how a decades-long crisis in the Valley turns into a big story once the effects hit San Francisco and other coastal enclaves.

Governor Brown, President Obama, and many others are blaming the water crisis on global warming, but I have a different take. To watch my remarks during a water debate on the House floor last year, click here. For a comprehensive rebuttal of our opponents’ arguments, click here.

Additionally, take a look at articles by Victor Davis Hanson on this issue here and here.