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    Tag Archive: federal legislation

    Aug 01 2014

    This just in … Boxer, Feinstein, Napolitano, DeFazio Introduce “W21: Water in the 21st Century” Legislation

    From Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s website: ” U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced “W21: Water in the 21st Century,” legislation that would help communities nationwide better prepare for the future by providing new incentives and investments to help residents, …

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    Jul 31 2014

    This just in … GOP releases statement on drought negotiations: Progress made but negotiations to continue

    From Congressman David Valadao’s office: On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Members of the California Republican Delegation (Reps. LaMalfa (CA-01), McClintock (CA-04), Denham (CA-10), Valadao (CA-21), Nunes (CA-22), McCarthy (CA-23), Calvert (CA-42)) issued the following statement regarding current negotiations between the House of Representatives and the Senate to address the California drought: “California’s drought continues to …

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    Jul 30 2014

    News Worth Noting: Pacific Institute fact sheet on ag water conservation and efficiency, DFW asking landowners to report waterfowl mortality, House passes the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act

    Fact Sheet Illustrates Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture: “A new fact sheet and infographic from the Pacific Institute illustrate how water-efficiency strategies provide important benefits to farmers, ecosystems, and society.  California farmers have made progress in updating and modernizing irrigation practices, but despite past efforts, great untapped potential remains to …

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    Jul 29 2014

    News Worth Noting: Congressional Research Service report on federal drought legislation; Settlement will prevent sewage discharges into SF Bay, Lower American River salmonid habitat project to begin, Restore the Delta experts criticize BDCP, Owens Valley Committee on Lower Owens River summit

    Congressional Research Service: Federal Response to Drought in California: An Analysis of S. 2198 and H.R. 3964: ” … This report discusses the similarities and differences between two bills that have been passed by their respective chambers: H.R. 3964, which passed the House on February 5, 2014; and S. 2198, which passed the Senate on …

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    May 23 2014

    More reactions to passage of Feinstein drought legislation: Northern California reps Miller, Matsui, McNerney, Garamendi, Huffman, and Bera, plus Napolitano respond

    From U.S. Reps. George Miller (CA-11), Mike Thompson (CA-5), Doris O. Matsui (CA-6), Jerry McNerney (CA-9), John Garamendi (CA-3), Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Ami Bera (CA-7): “Senator Feinstein’s effort to produce workable solutions to California’s vexing water shortages is admirable. However, we remain deeply opposed to a provision of the Senate-passed legislation that could devastate …

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    May 14 2014

    Restore the Delta and other tunnel opponents hold media call, criticize lack of BDCP Implementing Agreement, say water exporters taking over DWR, and say Feinstein’s S 2918 would remove key protections

    Tunnel opponents release BDCP documents obtained through public records act requests Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to distribute documents regarding the BDCP’s implementing and financing details obtained through a public records act request, as well as criticize Senator Feinstein’s emergency drought response bill. On the media call is Bill Jennings, executive …

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    Mar 13 2014

    House Democrats introduce Western Drought Relief Bill

    From Congressman Jared Huffman’s office: “Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today led a bill to respond to California’s record drought and provide assistance to farmers and ranchers, businesses, and communities suffering in California and other western states. Huffman’s bill, supported by original cosponsors Grace Napolitano, Peter DeFazio, George Miller, John Garamendi, Mike Thompson, Jerry McNerney, Doris …

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    Mar 04 2014

    Congressman Costa introduces bills to increase California water storage

    From Congressman Jim Costa’s website: Rep. Jim Costa introduced a package of legislation that would invest in California’s water infrastructure and expedite construction on existing storage projects to improve water reliability across the state. The current drought has highlighted the dire need for long-term water solutions, especially increasing the state’s storage capacity. Costa’s legislation that …

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    Feb 11 2014

    Mild reactions to introduction of drought legislation by Senators Feinstein and Boxer

    A much more tempered response to the introduction of drought legislation by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.  I’ll continue to add anything I come across, but here’s what I’ve received, in alphabetical order: (To have your statement listed here, please email it to me.) From the California Farm Bureau Federation: ““Senator Feinstein’s legislation addresses …

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    Feb 11 2014

    Senators Feinstein, Boxer introduce drought relief legislation

    From Senator Feinstein’s office: “Washington—Senators from California and Oregon today introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, a bill to help California and Oregon farmers, businesses and communities suffering from historic drought conditions. The legislation—which comes on the heels of weekend rain in California and Oregon and snow in the Sierra—was introduced by …

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    Feb 05 2014

    House passes emergency California drought legislation

    From the House Natural Resources Committee: Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3964, the Sacramento – San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229- 191. This legislation, sponsored by the entire Republican California delegation, addresses the emergency drought in California by restoring some water supplies to provide job certainty …

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    Feb 05 2014

    Legislators react to passage of H.R. 3964

    Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3964, the Sacramento – San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, with a vote of 229- 191.  Seven Democrats voted for the measure, including Congressman Jim Costa, and two Republicans voted against it.  Click here for the final vote results. Here is what legislators had to say about …

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    Feb 05 2014

    This just in … Feinstein, Boxer Preparing California Drought Legislation

    From Senator Feinstein’s office: Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-Calif) released the following statements today on legislation they are preparing related to California’s dangerous drought conditions: “Each day I monitor the California drought, and each day brings more concern,” Senator Feinstein said. “I intend to introduce legislation soon with Senator Boxer to offer …

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    Feb 05 2014

    Webcast link: H.R. 3964 to be debated on the House floor today (Updated)

    The House will be considering two bills today, H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2013, as well as H.R. 3964 – Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act. The session will begin at 12:00 pm EST which is 9:00AM PST. Click here to view the legislative session. In the meantime, you …

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    Feb 05 2014

    Maven’s Minutes: H.R. 3964 preps for the House floor at the House Rules Committee hearing

    Yesterday, the House Rules Committee had two bills before it:  H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, and H.R. 2954, the Public Access Lands Improvement Act, but it was H.R. 3964 that received all the attention. The bills are before the House Rules Committee, a necessary stop for pieces of legislation on …

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