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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Responds to Feinstein-Boxer Water Bill

Jul 29, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introducing new legislation to address California’s drought problem.

“I am very concerned about some provisions included in the bill that are similar to the House Republican water legislation that I strongly opposed. Responsible solutions that address short and long-term water shortages in the West should reflect input from all affected districts and their representatives without prioritizing certain economies or geographic regions at the expense of others. This legislation does have some important ideas that will help address California’s historic drought crisis - including water recycling and other conservation programs that can help people and communities better conserve existing water resources. I remain committed to working with my home state Senators and the California delegation as long as we move toward solutions that help create more water and provide the drought relief that is long overdue.”

Last week, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led his California and Oregon House Democrat colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer opposing H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. The signatories include 19 California representatives – half of the California House Democratic Delegation.

Click here to read the letter.

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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.