MORE REACTIONS to the passage of HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act: Congressmen and organizations issue statements

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, by a vote of 230 to 190, largely along party lines.  The bill now moves to the Senate, where Senators Feinstein and Harris have already stated their opposition. For all posts regarding H.R. 23 posted on Maven’s Notebook, click here. Congressmen Costa, Garamendi, McNerney and […]

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THIS JUST IN … HR 23 passes House 230 – 190: Early reactions from Costa, Garamendi, McNerney, and Nunes

This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, by a vote of 230 to 190, largely along party lines.  The bill now moves to the Senate, where Senators Feinstein and Harris have already stated their opposition. Here are reactions I have received so far, listed in alphabetical order … surely more reactions from […]

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REACTIONS: California Water Alliance, NRDC, and others weigh in on HR 23, the The Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017

More more organizations issuing statements HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017 which the House is expected to take up sometime this week. For all posts regarding H.R. 23 posted on Maven’s Notebook, click here. From the California Water Alliance: The California Water Alliance (CalWA) urges members of the House of Representatives to support and vote […]

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THIS JUST IN … Governor Brown writes Speaker Ryan, opposing HR 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017

“Commandeering our laws for purposes defined in Washington is not right,” says Governor Brown Governor Brown has sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan opposing HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017.  The House is expected to take up the bill sometime this week. For all posts regarding H.R. 23 posted on Maven’s Notebook, click here. […]

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THIS JUST IN … House expected this week to take up HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act; Feinstein, Harris oppose bill

Action expected on California water issues in Washington this week as the house will take up H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, authored by Congressman David Valadao.   Mr. Valadao says his legislation will restore “water reliability to California communities by codifying the bipartisan Bay-Delta Accord. It also reforms onerous federal laws – such as the Central Valley […]

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California’s water future: Converging threats, strategic responses

David Wegner says the assumptions of the second wave of water development are no longer valid; we must work together to usher in the ‘third wave’ of water Solutions to California’s water problems is going to take action on many levels: at the community level, at the county and regional level, at the state level, and of course, at the […]

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News Worth Noting, DC edition: Conference committee for energy bill with water provisions appointed; Feinstein calls for moratorium on taxing water conservation rebates; Huffman supports Water Resources Development Act; Napolitano praises Committee passage of water infrastructure bill

Speaker appoints Members to Represent Committee Jurisdiction in House-Senate Energy Conference From the House Natural Resources Committee Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed Republican lawmakers to serve on a conference committee charged with producing final energy and natural resource legislation (H.R. 8 / S. 2012), including Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT), Vice-Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Rep. Don Young (R-AK), […]

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News Worth Noting, Washington DC edition: Representatives comment on California water legislation, San Luis drainage settlement, pesticides and the Clean Water Act

California House GOP issues statement on California water legislation From the Office of Congressmember Kevin McCarthy: This week, the House of Representatives will vote twice on California water legislation (H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015). First, the House will vote on the House amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, […]

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News worth noting, DC edition: Congressman John Garamendi introduces companion bill to Feinstein drought legislation; Legislators and organizations react

Yesterday, Senator Feinstein’s bill was heard in Committee, and Congressman John Garamendi introduced companion legislation in the house.  As of this time of posting, no statement has been issued by Senator Feinstein, but here’s what everybody else had to say: Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Address California Drought and Water Infrastructure Legislation is a companion to a bill […]

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News Worth Noting: Senate passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill; Rep. Costa introduces bill to authorize San Luis Unit settlement agreement; CDFW now accepting proposals for Prop 1 restoration grant programs

Senate Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill From the Office of Senator Feinstein: The Senate today passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill by a vote of 90-8. The bill funds key government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Nuclear Security Administration. “This is the […]

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