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Congressman John Garamendi said this week he intends to introduce federal legislation to authorize funding for long-term water solutions and short-term drought relief.
Bill by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, adds another wrinkle to debate New House legislation will mirror effort by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein Northern California Democrats no longer quite so unified on water
Legislation would mirror S.2533, the “California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act,” recently introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein
Feinstein hopes third time is the charm for long-stalled water bill House Republicans and Delta-area Democrats pose tricky balancing act While California drought continues, healthy snowpack promises some relief
Legislation would provide $1.3 billion for long-term solutions for water storage, desalination, and recycling
The letter includes 10 detailed questions about the substance of the talks and was signed by Reps. Jared Huffman of San Rafael, Mike Thompson of St. Helena, Jerry McNerney of Stockton, Anna Eshoo of Palo Alto, Mark DeSaulnier of Concord and Doris Matsui of Sacramento. Notably missing was John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove (Sacramento County), who had been the single Northern California Democrat allowed into the negotiations.
Compromise legislation preserves key priorities for California’s 3rd Congressional District
California Republicans will continue trying to include language addressing the state’s drought in a must-pass bill to fund the federal government, over objections from the state’s Democratic delegation.
Sacramento County supervisors remain critical of a $15 billion plan to build tunnels that would carry water from the Delta to southern California.