Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman John Garamendi Applauds 3rd District Wins in Water Resources Development Act of 2018

May 23, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City),  a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018, though the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The legislation, which authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects across the nation, includes critical flood protection projects in the Third Congressional District.

“I’m pleased that the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee continues to work in a bipartisan way, to advance water resource development bills every two years,” said Garamendi. “This vital bill advances flood control projects in the Sacramento Valley. It authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to build more environmentally friendly levees, where appropriate, and supports initiatives that improve coordination between federal and local governments. This bill proves that Congress functions best when we work in a bipartisan way.”

Congressman Garamendi secured the following provisions in the bill:

  • Language to expedite completion of the Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study, which will provide greater flood protection for the City of Woodland;
  • Language to allow the Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority to construct three miles of levee on the Yuba River;
  • Reauthorization of the National Levee Safety Initiative, which provides funding to map non-federal levees across the nation;
  • Language that makes it easier for the Army Corps to construct more environmentally friendly setback levees.

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the legislation in the month of June.