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    House Passes FY 17 Interior Appropriations Bill

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The legislation provides $32.095 billion in funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. In addition to reining in regulatory overreach, the legislation, includes provisions added to the bill by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) during Full C...

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    House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2017 Interior and Environment Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The House Appropriation Committee today approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. In total, the bill provides $32.095 billion, $64 million below the Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level and $1 billion below the President’s budget request. Included is...

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    House Passes Senate Energy Legislation with California Water Provisions

    WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed an Amendment to the Senate-passed energy bill, S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. The House Amendment to S. 2012 includes thirty-seven energy and water related bills that have passed the House of Representatives throughout the current 114th Congress. Included in the Amendment, is drought relief legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), H.R. 2898, the Western Water and ...

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    Congressman Valadao Testifies Before House Committee on Natural Resources

    WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans during their legislative hearing on Water Settlements. Video of Congressman Valadao's testimony can be viewed here. The full transcript of his testimony can be found below: Good morning, Chairman Fleming, Ranking Member Huffman, and Members of the Committee. I appreciate the invitation to testify before you today o...

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    Valadao Issues Statement on Federal Water Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC - This week, the United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote twice on legislation including U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao's (CA-21) water legislation, H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. On Monday, Congressman Valadao stated,"Since coming to Congress I have relentlessly fought to secure a reliable water supply for the Central Valley. In fact, this weeks floor actions will be the fourth and fifth time my water legislation passes ...

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    House Appropriations Committee Approves Energy and Water Funding Legislation

    WASHINGTON – The House Appropriation Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million above the President’s budget request. Funding is targeted toward national s...

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    Subcommittee Approves Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy, Water, and Related Agencies today approved the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million above the President’s budget req...

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    U.S. Department of the Interior Debunks Feinstein's Claim Senate Bill Increases Pumping

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans held a hearing to review federal regulations exacerbating California’s drought crisis despite the fact that El Niño is providing significant precipitation in the region. The hearing focused on the continuing drought in California, its impacts on both a state and national scale, and Congressional action that could provide a solution while alleviating current sufferi...

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    Valadao Statement on Senator Feinstein Water Legislation

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement in response to legislation introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), the California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act: “It has been more than two months since Senator Feinstein promised to release water legislation. Today, she finally introduced her drought relief proposal. “The Senators legislation focuses on desalination, recycling, a...

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    Valadao Releases Statement on Feinstein Water Proposal

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement regarding the release of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s water proposal: "Six weeks ago, Senator Feinstein promised to introduce water legislation in the Senate. While she was finally able to put forward a proposal, there is significant work to be done. With millions of gallons of water flowing out into the ocean every day, throwing taxpayer dollars at this problem will not provide those suffering with the drough...

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