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“I commend the efforts of Chief John Shalowitz and the Sutter County Fire Department in securing this grant to increase preparedness for disasters such as the Monticello Fire," Congressman Garamendi said.
“This commonsense bipartisan legislation would enable us to better protect our communities and land from the dangerous spread of wildfires. The historic drought in the West has turned California into a tinderbox. While these are both natural disasters, they are both within our control to effectively manage.”
"With these federal funds, the Marysville Fire Department will purchase a water tender that will strengthen their ability to protect residents of the area from harm. I commend the Department for their initiative and skill in applying for this federal grant. I also thank our firefighters for their bravery in risking their lives to protect the life and limb of strangers,” said Garamendi.
Garamendi led a letter to the Agriculture Secretary urging him to designate the Bay-Delta watershed as a critical conservation area. This will make private companies, agriculture groups, universities, non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments and others eligible for conservation funding.
The bill authorizes $760 million for the American River Watershed Project in the Natomas Basin, helping prevent flooding in Sacramento and Sutter Counties. It also authorizes $255 million in flood control for the Sutter Basin. Congressman Garamendi has worked closely with his Republican colleague to the north, Congressman Doug LaMalfa to ensure federal funding for levees in this region.
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"On issues as global as wasteful spending in our nuclear weapons program to as local as supporting a thriving arts scene, Davis is driven to make things better," Garamendi said.
“This bill will help protect communities from devastating floods and threats to public health. It will also accelerate American business growth and job creation," said Garamendi.
Mike Inamine, Executive Director of the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency said, “This summer we continue construction of the longest, ongoing levee slurry wall in the country, putting hundreds of people to work and minimizing flood risks for the 95,000 residents of the Sutter-Butte Basin. Today’s action in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee brings us one step closer towards securing full federal approval and we are grateful to our congressional delegation for being strong champions of this project.”
“If enacted into law, this extreme Tea Party-inspired budget would wreck havoc on my district and communities across America,” said Congressman Garamendi. “Construction on levees in flood prone Sacramento Valley communities would be delayed. College students would shoulder even more debt. Agricultural researchers at UC Davis would see their groundbreaking work halted. Seniors in Rio Vista would see their health costs skyrocket. Struggling families in my district would see food, housing, and health care taken away from them.”
"George Washington’s Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton referred to our Coast Guard as our ‘Sentinels of Commerce.’ Through commonsense reforms and smart investments, this bill bolsters our Sentinels’ vital economic and security missions."