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(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation that would authorize a settlement agreement between the United States Department of the Interior and the Westlands Water District, which would, among other things, forgive debt accrued by the Westlands Water District and shift the oversight responsibility of the Westlands drainage plan from federal to state government.
In response, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – As Californians prepare for historic rain and snowpack levels and deal with the consequences of events at the Oroville Dam and devastating flooding throughout the state, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced H.R. 1233, the Emergency Flood Response Act, to empower local authorities in responding to flood disasters and preventing levee failures.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) continued his fight to protect the Delta and families, farms, and businesses that rely upon it. Rep. McNerney spoke on the floor to criticize Republicans for attaching a last-minute rider to a bipartisan bill that would weaken environmental protections for salmon and other native fisheries in the Delta, while doing nothing to address California’s ongoing water shortages.
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to the California State Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee voting to approve an audit of the California WaterFix Project funding:
Washington – This week, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) continued his unrelenting fight to protect the health of the Delta estuary and the entire region against ongoing harmful Republican tactics. Rep. McNerney offered an amendment to the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to strike Rep. David Valadao’s H.R. 2898 rider language that would have weakened environmental protections for salmon and other native fisheries in the Delta and Northern California, while doing nothing to address California’s dire water issues.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC), the Federal agency responsible for the management of West Coast salmon fisheries, released three options for California’s 2016 sport and commercial salmon fishing seasons. Each of those proposed options would cut the number of salmon fishing days for commercial fishing by more than 20 percent, with the most restrictive option for Fort Bragg cutting fishing days by 45 percent, representing a significant cut in this iconic and economically valuable fishery.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), along with Northern California House Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and John Garamendi (CA-03), sent a letter to the U.S.
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to Senator Dianne Feinstein introducing her revised drought relief bill:
Washington –Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) along with Northern California House Democrats, including Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), John Garamendi (CA-03), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown regarding his budget proposal as it relates to the “WaterFix” tunnels plan.