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Attorney General Becerra to U.S. House: Oppose Bill Requiring California to Adopt Outdated Water...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

LaMalfa Supports Comprehensive Aviation Reform

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.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Residential Water Conservation

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 homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

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

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Stealing Homeless Individuals’ IDs and Using Them to Seek...

A California resident pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California

Campaign launched to educate California residents about 100 percent renewable energy

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

LaMalfa Votes to Streamline Permitting for Water 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 LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS ANGELES VA CAMPUS

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.

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Senators Oppose Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Lofgren announces federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport

A new, nearly $3.2 million federal grant was awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to purchase six zero-emissions shuttle buses and associated charging infrastructure, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today