He served as president of the House republican freshman class of the new majority and pressed the need for cultural reform to accompany the reduction in the size of government.
The Congressman served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and was ranking member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. He also sat on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet as well as the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. Prior to that, he served on the Budget Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee and the Resources Committee, serving as Chairman of the Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power and the Subcommittee on National Parks.
He has been a recipient many times of the US Chamber's" Spirit of Enterprise Award" and the NFIB's "Guardian of Business Award." In 2002, he was named UC Merced's "Legislator of the Year," and the Armenian National Committee named him "Man of the Year." He also received the Fresno NAACP's 2005 "Image Award." He also served on, or founded, the Wine Caucus, Water Caucus, Armenian Caucus and the Croation Caucus.
After serving 8 terms in the United States Congress, Radanovich retired in 2010 to be with his family. After the tragic loss of his wife, Ethie Weaver Radanovich, of ovarian cancer, he returned to his hometown of Mariposa, CA, to raise their 12 year-old son, rebuild the family vineyard and establish a foundation, The Four Institutions, to restore the institutions of the Cultural Mandate in America.
A believer that politics and jurisprudence are downstream from culture, his book, The New World Order is the Old World Order, is the culmination of his thirty-year effort to develop a new American social contract based on cultural reform. It will be release in the summer of 2011.