Congressman Jerry McNerney

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Rep. McNerney Opposes Valadao’s Westlands Legislation

Jan 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) released the following statement opposing legislation authored by Rep. David G. Valadao (CA-21) to codify the drainage settlement between Westlands Water District and the U.S. federal government:

“I have been vocal in my strong opposition to this settlement agreement that is nothing more than a handout to Westlands, and it should come as no surprise that I oppose this bill, or any legislation, that would codify principles that benefit the nation’s largest water district at the expense of taxpayers and the environment. I am deeply concerned about how this legislation will impact the Delta, its ecosystem and regional economies, and water deliveries up and down the state. The Westlands settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice sets a disturbing precedent that rewards negligent behavior, and I will fight against this legislation moving forward.”

Rep. McNerney has been a leading oppositional voice to the Westlands Water District settlement agreement.


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.