Thursday, July 16, 2015

House acts to ease CA water crisis

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed its fourth major California water bill in less than four years. Once again, we are moving legislation that will ease the devastating water crisis that is wreaking havoc on the Central Valley economy and pushing useful farmland out of production.

Although the White House and many congressional Democrats resisted all our previous efforts and are already opposing the new bill, we are working to convince them that something has to be done. As thirsty Central Valley farmers and families continue to watch their water get flushed into the ocean due to ever-expanding environmental regulations, it’s long past time that the government stop prioritizing fish over families.

You can read my extended article on the water crisis here and see my comments about the new bill by clicking on the picture below: