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In response to the House passage of H.R. 23, which would undermine existing environmental protections for the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 23, legislation introduced by Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose legislation that would force California to accept water quality standards that are over 22 years old and give up all enforcement of its own higher state standards. The so-called Gaining Responsibility on Water Act (H.R. 23) would forbid only California from regulating the waters within its own borders.
Public and private marina owners can now apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). The deadline to submit applications to DBW is Aug. 1, 2017
The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy voted today in favor of a critical bill that will put California on the path to independence from dirty fossil fuels. Senate Bill 100, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, will accelerate California’s current mandate to achieve 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources from 2030 up to 2026; it will also establish that California will generate 60 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.
With all of the research and work that goes into it, the actual process of buying a home doesn’t feel like a fairy tale at first. Still, the California Housing Finance Agency does all it can to make sure its homebuyers live happily ever after.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act
Me With the goal of reducing the number of homeless individuals living on San Diego’s streets, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and civic leaders on Wednesday kicked off SDHC’s PDF icon three-year plan to direct nearly $80 million toward programs that will provide permanent housing opportunities for thousands of homeless San Diegans, as well as prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) congratulated the San Gabriel River Water Committee on being awarded a $300,000 Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Project Grant it received for the construction of a new river gate inlet structure near the existing Azusa-Duarte Tunnel Inlet on the San Gabriel River. Napolitano requested in a February 2017 letter that the Bureau of Reclamation support the Committee’s grant application. Her full letter can be viewed here.
With the long holiday weekend upon us, California State Parks is alerting water enthusiasts to take life-saving precautions for themselves and their loved ones. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day, but it can easily be prevented by educating children and adults about water safety and lifesaving techniques.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that two of his amendments were unanimously accepted into the so-called Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The bill will transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate, not-for-profit entity, which will ensure America’s aviation system moves into the modern era.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today introduced the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act, a bipartisan bill to encourage residential water conservation and stormwater management programs.
Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment by forcing property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing
Environment California Research & Policy Center is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Californians about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy
Congressman Lowenthal Bill Will Create Dedicated Revenue Source To Invest In Crumbling National Freight...
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) today introduced bipartisan legislation which will create a dedicated revenue source to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness by investing in the rebuilding of our crumbling national freight infrastructure
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the single lead agency to coordinate all reviews, analysis, and permitting of construction of new water infrastructure.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.
Attorneys General Becerra & Schneiderman: Trump Administration Violated the Law By Not Publishing Energy...
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its failure to comply with the law and publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency standards for five products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers and commercial packaged boilers.