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Valadao Releases Statement Following Drought Agreement

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Washignton, December 5, 2016 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the below statement following an agreement between the House and Senate regarding California water provisions. The legislative language will be included in the FY2017 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which is scheduled to be considered by the House and Senate this week.
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WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the below statement following an agreement between the House and Senate regarding California water provisions. The legislative language will be included in the FY2017 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which is scheduled to be considered by the House and Senate this week.

"As we head into the winter rainy season, including these temporary provisions in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to strengthen California water infrastructure and increase water deliveries is both dire and extremely judicious.

These provisions will not solve California’s water crisis, but they will provide interim relief, which my constituents desperately need. With 2017 upon us, I look forward to working with the new Republican Administration and my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to reach a complete agreement."

The legislation has received support from water agencies throughout California including Friant North Authority, Friant Water Authority, Kern County Water Agency, Metropolitan Water District, San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors, South Valley Water Association, Tehama Colusa Canal Authority, and Westlands Water District. Read their letter of support here.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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