U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), and the other members of the California House Republican delegation released the following joint statement on the current status of California drought relief legislation in Congress:
“Over one month ago, the entire California House Republican delegation stood behind solutions to capture El Niño rain and snow for our constituents. That same day, Senator Feinstein promised that within a week she would produce a legislative package agreed to by the Obama administration and the Brown administration. A month has passed and nothing has been introduced. Despite this abdication of leadership, we eagerly await the introduction and consideration of California water legislation in the Senate. Doing this would finally provide our constituents with a path towards real relief.
“If we had been operating under the guidelines of the Valadao legislation since December 1, we would have captured over 62.6 billion gallons of water. That equates to enough water for 1.9 million people for one year – which is enough water for the people of San Diego or San Francisco or Fresno.
“The House has shown it will not stop fighting for our communities by passing California drought legislation several times over the past few years. …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce