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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...


    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...


    David G. Valadao: Bridging Partisan Lines

    It’s no surprise that Washington, D.C., is largely known for being incredibly unproductive. And with elected officials entrenched in partisan gridlock there’s no reason to expect that to change. However, in 2015, something did change. When I was elected to Congress, I promised my constituents I would do everything in my power to represent their best interest in Washington and that I would work with everyone, regardless of which political party they belonged to. While there is still much work to ...


    Valadao Introduces Legislation to Resolve Drainage Dispute

    Washington - Today, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced H.R. 4366, the San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act in the United States House of Representatives. This legislation would authorize a settlement of a long-standing dispute between the United States and the Westlands Water District concerning the management of drainage water within Westlands’ service area in the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project (CVP) in California. In doing so, the legi...


    Rep. Valadao Testifies Before Senate Committee

    WASHINGTON - On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to testify on his legislation, H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, which addresses the historic drought impacting the Western United States, today. During the Full Committee Legislative Hearing on the Western and Alaska Water Legislation, Rep. Valadao delivered the following remarks: "Good morning, Chairwoman Mu...


    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...


    Valadao Drought Relief Legislation Passes House of Representatives

    Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, July 16, 2015, the United States House of Representatives considered legislation to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 introduced by Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) requires federal agencies to use current and reliable data when making regulatory decisions, which in turn will provide more water for communities in need. Additionally, the leg...


    Valadao Statement on White House Opposition to Drought Relief Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the White House issued a statement of administration policy on H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, passed by the House Natural Resources Committee with a bipartisan vote of 23 – 12 and scheduled for debate in the House of Representatives this week. Following the threat of veto issued by the White House, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) author of the legislation, delivered the following statement: “It has become cl...


    Valadao, GOP Leadership Discuss Drought Legislation

    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday morning, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined Republican House Leadership for a press conference to discuss his legislation, H.R. 2898; the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. Congressman Valadao was joined by Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins as he stressed the importance of a secure, reliable water supply not just for ...


    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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