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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, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), who represent large portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, introduced H.R. 1738, which would establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area. The legislation mirrors S. 731, introduced by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. S. 731 passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week.
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 – Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) reacted to the Secretarial Order from outgoing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that outlines actions for the next administration to take to address the effects of drought and climate change on California's water supply and listed species. The order provides a timeline and directions to the new administration for the construction of the WaterFix tunnels:
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.
Washington, DC - Today, Reps. John Garamendi (CA-03), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mike Thompson (CA-01) and Doris Matsui (CA-06), each of whom represent communities that would be severely impacted by the Governor’s California WaterFix, delivered a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources calling for responses to a recent cost-benefit analysis of the California WaterFix Tunnels project The analysis, prepared by Dr. Jeffrey Michael at the University of the Pacific, raises key questions about the plan.
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.