Congressmen Jeff Denham (R-Mariposa) and Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) said they sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama admonishing him for skipping over the Central Valley during his visit to California this week.
Denham and Cardoza said in a press release that Obama's attention is needed in the Valley because the area remains plagued with double-digit unemployment rates and some of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation.
The press release blamed bureaucratic regulations on agriculture -- namely, the water crisis -- as the chief reason for the Valley's economic problems.
Obama's visit to California includes stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
"I again invite the President to visit the Valley and see firsthand the affect his job-killing regulations have had on the families and businesses in my area," Denham was quoted as saying. "Politics aside, putting the people of the Valley back to work must be our number one priority, and we deserve to know that this is a priority of our President as well."
-- Posted by Brandon Bowers