BioRep. Devin Nunes is a Congressman from the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley of California. He is currently serving in his fifth term in the House of Representatives and is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, Medicare, and trade. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Congressman Nunes graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and a master’s degree in agriculture. Following college, he focused his attention on educational issues and was elected to the Board of Trustees for the College of the Sequoias (COS). During his tenure on the COS Board of Trustees, Nunes led the effort to provide smaller communities greater access to the Internet and satellite educational services. He also worked to provide more opportunities for high school students to access community college classes.
In 2001, Nunes was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. However, when congressional boundaries were redrawn in 2002, Nunes was afforded a unique opportunity to represent his home town in the House of Representatives.
Devin and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters, Evelyn Rose and Julia Lauren. They live in Tulare, California.
Nunes currently serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, healthcare, Social Security, trade and other important federal programs. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Prior to his selection to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, Nunes was Chairman of the Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, where he pursued common sense management principles for the nation’s vast public lands, national parks and monuments. Additionally, he served on the Agriculture Committee, where he aggressively defended the interests of farmers.
In addition, Nunes was honored to serve on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee where he contributed to the oversight of federal programs affecting the well being of the nation’s veterans. During his time in Congress, Nunes has worked to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services to veterans. He has worked to increase pay and benefits and has intervened in hundreds of cases to directly assist veterans experiencing challenges with federal agencies.
As a leader in the Republican Conference, Nunes currently serves as an Assistant Republican Whip
Bachelor of science in agricultural business; master’s of science in agriculture -- Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Co-Chair of the Dairy Caucus; Portuguese Caucus; Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues; Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine; Congressional Wine Caucus; Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus; Congressional Hispanic Conference; Congressional Mining Caucus; Western Caucus; Congressional Working Group to Combat Government Waste; Prescription Drug Action Team; Congressional Youth Civic Caucus; House Impact Aid Coalition
Assistant House Republican Whip
Chairman Subcommittee on National Parks; Vice-Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Conference; Member of the Committees on Resources, Agriculture, and Veterans Affairs; California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Agency; College of the Sequoias Board of Trustees