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Northern California Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 8, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield), one of the handful of legislators invited to this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit, introduced the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015. This bill, a companion bill in the House with identical language to a Senate bill coauthored by all four Senators from Nevada and California, would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects.

Congressman John Garamendi
Congressman John Garamendi

“Lake Tahoe is a national treasure,” said Garamendi. “Keeping Tahoe blue should be more than a bumper sticker—it should be a priority in Congress. This bill will provide funds the region desperately needs to stop devastating wildfires, restore key watersheds, and stop the spread of invasive species.”

Specifically, the bill would provide:

$150 million for fire risk reduction and forest management\
$113 million for storm water management, erosion control and watershed restoration
$80 million for the Environmental Improvement Program, which funds a variety of projects I the area
$45 million for invasive species management
The legislation also provides strong accountability for the funds by requiring an annual report to Congress detailing the status of all projects undertaken using the funds allocated by the law.

Source: Congressman John Garamendi

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Congressman John Garamendi

John Raymond Garamendi is an American rancher, businessman, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented areas of Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, including the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, in the United States House of Representatives since November 2009. Garamendi was previously the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998 and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress.[

Contact:

Phone: (202) 225-1880
Fax: (202) 225-5914

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