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McKeon files for re-election

Posted: March 4, 2010 12:20 p.m.
Updated: March 4, 2010 3:40 p.m.
Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) announced that he officially filed his re-election paperwork with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders office.

"There are many important issues and challenges that Congress continues to face and I'm committed to providing a strong, resounding voice for the 25th Congressional District," stated McKeon. He said he is eager to continue serving and working with his constituents in California's 25th district.

McKeon highlighted several key issues that Congress must continue to address in the coming term. Immigration, health care, the Soledad Canyon mining dispute and the state of our nation's armed services are several of these key issues that the Congressman has mentioned as vital to the future of the 25th Congressional District, as well as the country.

As the number of illegal immigrants continues to grow, Congressman McKeon stands ready to oppose the passage of any legislation that grants amnesty to immigrants as they are in clear violation of the law. Because of its geographic location, Southern California is especially vulnerable to the large influx of immigrants from neighboring Mexico. These immigrants place a tremendous strain on the community's resources and restrict access to many services and institutions reserved for hard working citizens.

As the Senate recently tried to pass its version of an Immigration bill, Representative McKeon has made it clear that amnesty is not the solution and plans to continue his strong support for increased boarder protection into the future term.

In addition to immigration, Representative McKeon is looking forward to continuing his role on the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group by ensuring that any change to our nation' health care system works to make quality health care more affordable and accessible.

"The current health care proposal before Congress will increase taxes, kill jobs, and cost over $1 trillion in money we don't have, without addressing key issues such as competitive insurance rates across state lines and medical malpractice reform," said McKeon.

McKeon remains committed to protecting and improving the American people's access to care by promoting real solutions and is grateful to those in his district that expressed their overwhelming opposition to a government takeover of health care.

"I urge my constituents to remain involved in the legislative process and keep participating in the many town hall and telephone town hall campaigns to let their voices be heard directly and indirectly through him," he said.

The Congressman also made it clear that protecting the interests of the people of Santa Clarita remains a top priority. He assures the Santa Clarita community that he remains committed to helping resolve the ongoing dispute between the community and the Soledad Canyon Mine.

McKeon recently introduced the Soledad Canyon Conservation and Management Act (H.R. 4332), which is a legislative attempt to settle the ongoing mining dispute and which aids the communities of Santa Clarita, Victorville and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.

McKeon's leadership position as the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee has allowed him the honor and privilege of making sure our military and civilian defense personnel receive the necessary support as they protect the freedoms that our country stands for. His role has also brought an added benefit to the district as it has allowed the 25th District to continue its long history of serving as an area of strategic value to our nation's military.

McKeon looks forward to the upcoming election season and is counting on the continued support from voters in California's 25th Congressional District of California.


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