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  • Leader McCarthy and Congressman Schweikert Host Valley Fever Roundtable

    Leader McCarthy and Congressman Schweikert spoke with Valley Fever Researchers and patients to receive an update on the spreading fungal disease. This roundtable brought optimism and excitement for a vaccine to cure Valley Fever in dogs within the next three years, and later a cure for humans.
  • Rise in Cases of Valley Fever

    Endemic regions including California, Arizona, and New Mexico are seeing an increase in reported cases of Valley Fever.
  • Valley Fever Task Force Holds Meeting in Arizona

    Rep. Schweikert meets with Dr. Galgiani, Director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence, and community leaders in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Valley Fever Task Force Co-Chairs Announce NIH Trial

    Task Force Co-chairs Leader McCarthy and Rep. Schweikert hold press conference to announce NIH trial studying the efficacy of Fluconazole in treating Valley Fever at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona on October 17, 2016.

Press Releases

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting the FDA hold public workshops to help with the development of Valley Fever drugs and vaccines.

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined in celebrating Valley Fever Awareness Week in Arizona.

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.

Our Chairs

Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves California’s 23rd district and is currently the Republican 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.