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    Valadao Releases Statement on Feinstein Water Bill, Shasta Dam Study

    Washington, DC – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation delivered the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) Report comes just weeks after Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) offered an amendment to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill which instructed the BoR to complete and submit feasibility studies for two dam creation proposals and three dam expansion projects, of which...

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    House Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The proposed legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. The bill totals $20.65 billion in discretionary funding, which is $175 million lower than the fiscal year 2015 enacted l...

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    Valadao, California Republicans Introduce Legislation to Improve Western Water Reliability

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 25, 2015, Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States with the support of the entire California Republican delegation, the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Chairman of the Western Caucus. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 aims to make more water available to families, farmers, and communities in Californi...

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    Valadao Pressures U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Delta Smelt Status

    On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, during the House Appropriations Committee Markup of the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced an Amendment to hold the United States Fish and Wildlife Service accountable. For more than a decade, the Delta Smelt has been listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to prove that efforts to save the species are effective or identify the c...

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    Valadao Offers Amendment to FY16 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

    Washington – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, offered an amendment during Full Committee Markup, aimed at increasing water infrastructure throughout California. The legislation, which was offered as an amendment to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill instructs the Bureau of Reclamation to finish and submit feasibility studies for three dam expansion projects and two dam creation proposals. Rep. Valadao stated, “...

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    Valadao Named Vice Chair of Agriculture Subcommittee

    Washington – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today announced that Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) will serve as Vice Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee. Vice Chairs of the 12 Appropriations Subcommittees will serve as Chair of the subcommittee in the absence of the Chairperson, and assist them in official Committee duties. "Congressman Valadao has distinguished himself as knowledgeable on the appropriations process and agricultural issues.” House Appropriations Committ...

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    Valadao Responds to Mandatory Water Restrictions

    On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown ordered the California Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory restrictions on residents, businesses, farms, as well as entire cities and towns. Following his announcement, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement: "California’s 21st Congressional District has been hit especially hard by the lack of rainfall and burdensome federal regulations that limit water deliveries to the Central Valley. While conserving water is i...

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    Rep. Valadao Hosts Agriculture Roundtable

    Yesterday, Monday, March 9, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) hosted a small, yet diverse group of agricultural leaders at the Kings County Farm Bureau for an industry roundtable. At the meeting, Rep. Valadao provided legislative update and gathered input on numerous issues impacting agriculture in the Central Valley. After a legislative update from Rep. Valadao who sits on the Agricultural Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, Valadao listened as the group discussed criti...

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    Valadao releases Statement on West Coast Port Contract Negotiations

    Following Wednesday’s announcement that vessel operations will again be suspended at U.S. West Coast ports over the coming weekend, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with a bipartisan group of Members for a press conference urging a swift resolution to the contract negotiations. California’s Central Valley is one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. The Central Valley produces over 230 different types of crops and accounts for 6.1 billion in agriculture sales. However, ...

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    Valadao, Lawmakers Introduce RFS Reform Act

    Washington - On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with Reps. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Jim Costa (CA-16) to announce the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in the 114th Session of Congress. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program was created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and established the first renewable fuel volume mandate in the United States. Initially, the program required 7.5 billion gallons of rene...

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