It has been my privilege to serve the people of the San Joaquin Valley in the House of Representatives. Our country faces many challenges both at home and abroad.
America is the greatest country on earth because citizens become involved, work together, and meet those challenges with courage and determination. I am honored to have your support. Together we can keep America free and prosperous.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in the House of Representatives.
Congressman Nunes grew up on a family farm in Tulare County that was operated by his family for three generations. The Nunes family came to the United States from São Jorge in Portugal's Azores islands.
After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business and a Master's Degree in Agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Congressman Nunes returned to work on the family farm. His first election was to the Board of Trustees of the College of Sequoias, where he served two terms on the board. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. In 2002, he was elected to the House of Representatives in California's 21st congressional district. As a result of redistricting he now represents the 22nd district, which is located in the San Joaquin Valley and includes portions of Tulare and Fresno Counties.
Congressman Nunes serves as Chairman of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing the seventeen agencies and departments comprising the U.S Intelligence Community. He also serves on the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, healthcare, and major entitlement programs such as social security. He previously served as chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. Congressman Nunes' priorities in Congress include strengthening the nation's security against terrorists and foreign threats, reducing the size and scope of the federal government, reducing taxes and radically reforming the tax code, implementing free-market healthcare reforms that improve outcomes and increase patient choice, and ending the San Joaquin Valley's man-made drought.