Yesterday, Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) hosted a town hall meeting in Selma, CA. He talked about the need to fix our immigration system, and his desire to see reform done in a comprehensive manner. He outlined the work that the House “gang of 7” is doing to come up with a comprehensive bill, and the need to address all the components of our broken system. He also spoke extensively about the immigration needs facing agriculture and the economic imperative to accomplishing reform for agricultural producers.
Western Growers Board member and Valadao constituent Carol Chandler was in attendance and said, “David has taken a very public stand on the need for Republicans to pass immigration reform. I came today to express our gratitude for the political risk he is taking to do the right thing for agriculture.”
In addition to immigration reform, he discussed with constituents the need to resolve the valley’s water crisis in a non-partisan manner, and while he was opposed to splitting the Farm Bill up (putting food stamps/nutrition into a separate bill), getting the Farm Bill to a conference.
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