NEWS WORTH NOTING, DC edition: Following Zinke visit at Denham’s request, DOI blasts State Water Board plan; Huffman introduces NW CA forest protection legislation; Garamendi urges additional funding for Sites Reservoir; McCarthy secures provision to fund water security at NAWS China Lake

Following Zinke visit at Denham’s request, DOI blasts State Water Board plan From the website of Congressman Jeff Denham: Following Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s visit to Don Pedro and New Melones Reservoirs at the request of U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), the Department of Interior issued an official comment on Friday to the State Water Resources Control Board’s […]

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THIS JUST IN … Senate Passes Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

From Senator Feinstein’s office: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill: “This bill reflects the needs of our nation, making key investments in our water infrastructure, preventing and mitigating the effects of drought, important […]

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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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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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The New Trump Administration – A View from the Top

Congressman Doug La Malfa, Congressman Tom McClintock, Senator Jim Nielsen, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Ted Gaines, and Assemblymember Kevin Kiley speak at Mountain Counties event The elections in November heralded a dramatic upheaval in the federal administration.  With a new Republican administration in place, President Trump has promised big changes in many of the nation’s policies and regulations. The Mountain […]

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