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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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    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 ...

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    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...

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    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...

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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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