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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

McNerney Applauds Senator Cantwell’s Bold Vision for Water Security in the 21st Century

Mar 24, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement applauding Senator Maria Cantwell for her leadership on water security and drought issues, following the Senator’s release of a white paper entitled, “A National Policy Framework to Address Drought and Water Security in the United States,” which aims to advance the development of a 21st Century approach to move our nation toward a sustainable water future:

“With severe drought impacting different regions all across the United States, and especially the West, we need to have forward-thinking conversations that unite us. As the member that represents the Delta region, which is the hub of California’s water supply, I am happy to support Senator Cantwell’s bold vision for water security in the 21st Century. These are the principles that we should all rally behind. Comprehensive solutions like these are representative of the vision I believe in and will promote water sustainability in California and the West. We must move forward on bold solutions that take into account the current stressors of our environment and include technological long term approaches that will build our water resiliency and security. I will fight for solutions like these and I am working to further similar efforts in a comprehensive water bill that I will introduce this Spring. I appreciate Senator Cantwell’s leadership and commitment to this issue and my colleagues and I look forward to bringing these ideas to our districts and communities.”

A copy of Senator Cantwell’s white paper can be found at: https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=03D88F56-1AE2-4DEE-A3EC-7CAC0E9BCF03

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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.