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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.
Jul 24, 2013 Press Release

This week, Congressman McCarthy launched the bipartisan Congressional Valley Fever Task Force in his effort to bring awareness to the fight against this disease. Joining McCarthy:

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced the Valley Fever Task Force in the House of Representatives. The task force, with the goal of taking legislative action on Valley Fever issues, will initiate a dialogue between Congress and the medical and scientific fields as well as host field hearings throughout the southwest later this year.

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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 Financial Services Committee, Joint Economic 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.