Today, California Members of the House of Representatives released a timeline outlining water negotiations between the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate dating back to 2011. In addition, Members issued statements regarding their ongoing, years-long efforts to alleviate the impacts of California’s drought.
• H.R. 1837 the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act is introduced in the House. The bill would roll back government restrictions on the pumping of water for use by California communities and would ease regulations that result in hundreds of billions of gallons of fresh water getting flushed out into the ocean.
• The House passes H.R. 1837.
• The Senate, with a Democratic majority, does not consider H.R. 1837 or pass its own water bill.
• The House introduces and passes H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Emergency Water Delivery Act, another attempt to ease government water regulations that restrict the water supply.
• Senator Feinstein introduces S. 2016, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, which would provide far less water for California families than H.R. 3964.
• Senator Feinstein then pushes House Republicans to instruct Senate Republicans to allow passage of a second bill, the Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, S. 2198, which allowed the two Chambers to …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce