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Valadao on Water, Farm Labor, Intelligence Memos & 2018 Election
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
February 20, 2018

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Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford) scored for Valley farmers last year, when the House of Representatives passed the GROW Act (H.R. 23), which would help with water project funding, and protecting water rights.
But, the bill has yet to be heard on the U.S. Senate side.
Take 5 recently caught up with Valadao at the World Ag Expo to ask him the status of his GROW Act and questions on the following:

  • His thoughts on the “Nunes Memo” and the Democratic response
  • The problems of a shortage of farm labor
  • His thoughts on President Trump’s infrastructure plan
  • His outlook on the 2018 campaign for re-election

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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