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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressman and Congressional Valley Fever Task Force Co-Chair Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), Congressman and Congressional Valley Fever Task Force Co-Chair David Schweikert (AZ-06), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-09), and U.S.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, introduced H.R. 6562, the bipartisan FORWARD Act with fellow Co-Chairman Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6) and Task Force Members Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9).

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman McCarthy, as Co-Chair of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, along with 16 of his colleagues in the House, sent a letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins in support of grant funding to help move a Valley Fever diagnostic tool into primary care settings, such as the family doctor’s office. Currently, Immuno-Mycologics, Inc.

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC - Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Co-Chairman, Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to include the Coccidioides species, known to cause what is commonly referred to as Valley Fever, on a list of Qualifying Pathogens it developed as required by the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) provisions of Public Law 112-144:
Mar 24, 2014 Press Release
Scottsdale, Ariz., March 24, 2014-- Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Co-founder of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, is hosting a Valley Fever Open House this April.

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Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves California’s 23rd district and is currently the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kevin was first elected to Congress in 2006 and is a native of Bakersfield and a fourth-generation Kern County resident. The grandson of a cattle rancher and the son of a firefighter, Kevin grew up a working-class family and is committed to preserving and promoting the American dream for hardworking Americans.
Congressman David Schweikert
David Schweikert is serving his third term in the United States Congress. He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, Joint Economic Committee, Multi-Employer Pensions Committee, Co-Chairs the Valley Fever Task force with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and is the Republican Co-Chair of both the Tunisia Caucus as well as the Caucus on Access to Capital & Credit.