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Says EPA Water Infrastructure Loan Could Help Millions in Orange County

Rep. Mimi Walters released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inviting the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.

AGUILAR ANNOUNCES VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a Veterans Resource Fair on Friday, August 18th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event will provide veterans in California’s 31st Congressional District with information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.

House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean, renewable energy by 2050. The bill would put in place a comprehensive plan to ramp up renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the electrification of transportation and heating, while putting a halt to the development of fossil fuel infrastructure

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes Rep. Cook’s Legislation to Ensure Fair Housing Benefit for...

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, was passed out of the Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously. Rep. Cook is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill which includes language from his original bill.

Huffman, Polis, Grijalva, Jayapal, introduce nationwide roadmap to get U.S. to 100 percent renewable...

Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) unveiled climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.

House Passes Legislation to Modernize America’s Energy Infrastructure

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted on several pieces of legislation that will help modernize and advance America’s energy infrastructure

Rep. McNerney Unveils Comprehensive Water Legislation

(Washington, DC) - (RealEstateRama) -- As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive...

House Passes Legislation to Improve Water Supply Management

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act, which includes both short and long-term provisions intended to restore water reliability in California, and other western states.

Rep. McNerney Statement on Divisive California Water Bill

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:

House Passes Valadao GROW Act

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 Becerra to U.S. House: Oppose Bill Requiring California to Adopt Outdated Water...

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.

2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators

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

Key Assembly Committee Votes for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045

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.

Two California Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Fake Law Firms that...

 Two Orange County, California men were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 41 and 47 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme posing as a successful law firm, the Justice Department announced

CalHFA Helps Hundreds with Free Homebuyer Education

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.

Feinstein, Harris Oppose House Water Bill

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

Mayor Faulconer, Civic Leaders Kick Off S.D. Housing Commission’s $80M Plan to House Homeless...

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.

California State Parks Warns of Drowning Risks Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

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.

Rep. Cook’s Jobs and Conservation Bill Passes House of Representatives

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).

Two Amendments by Congressman Garamendi Accepted into FAA Reauthorization Legislation

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.

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Attorney General Becerra to U.S. House: Oppose Bill Requiring California to...

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.

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Says EPA Water Infrastructure Loan Could Help Millions in Orange County

Rep. Mimi Walters released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inviting the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.