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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on Feinstein’s Revised Drought Relief Bill

Feb 10, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to Senator Dianne Feinstein introducing her revised drought relief bill:

“California’s severe drought, the resulting water shortages, and the inevitability of future droughts require us to pursue solutions that create new water and enhance regional sustainability across the state. I am encouraged to see that Senator Feinstein’s revised legislation includes provisions to boost water recycling and desalination projects to move us in that direction. I have championed expanding water recycling and other efforts to create new water that will make more efficient use of our existing water supply and help alleviate pressure on the Delta’s fragile resources. When it comes to California water policy, my number one concern is any outcome that would negatively impact the Delta, its ecosystem, farmers, and economy. As this legislation moves forward, I will keep these priorities in mind and continue working with all stakeholders to put California on the path toward a more sustainable water future.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.