Rep. McNerney Responds to Feinstein-Boxer Water Bill

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introducing new legislation to address California’s drought problem. “I am very concerned about some provisions included in the bill that are similar to the House Republican water legislation that I strongly opposed. Responsible solutions that address short and long-term water shortages in the West should reflect input from all affected districts and their representatives without prioritizing certain economies or geographic regions at the expense of others


Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 3009 — a counterproductive anti-immigrant bill that would deny funding to local law enforcement, following the tragic death of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco.

Congressman Lowenthal Helps Lead House Effort to Ensure Full LGBT Equality

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life

California and Oregon House Democrats Send Letter to Sens. Feinstein, Boxer on Damaging GOP...

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led his California and Oregon House Democrat colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer opposing H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. The signatories include 19 California representatives – half of the California House Democratic Delegation – and three Oregon representatives, all who voted against H.R. 2898 last week

Rep. Scott Peters Reintroduces Bill to Strengthen Combat Effectiveness, Save Lives Via Fuel Supply...

Recently, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reintroduced H.R. 3108, the Department of Defense Energy Security Act (DODESA), legislation to help the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) reduce energy use, boost combat effectiveness through fuel supply diversity, and speed up the development of advanced technologies to improve military energy efficiency.

Congressman Garamendi Gets Update on Travis Air Force Base Security, Talks to Travis Community...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today met with the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee, a community consortium that strives to build bridges between Travis Air Force Base, the local community, and civic leaders.

Congressman Garamendi Votes against Flawed Western Water Bill and Calls for Reaching Common Ground

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) voted against H.R. 2898, another partisan California water bill that overall would make California’s bad water situation even worse. At the same time, Garamendi acknowledged a few positive aspects of the legislation and reiterated a forceful call to find common ground to benefit all Californians.

Rep. McNerney’s Amendment Passes to Curb Water Hyacinth in the Delta

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today took steps to eradicate water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic species taking over Delta waterways, after the House unanimously passed his amendment to H.R. 2898

Garamendi Calls for Long Term Transportation Solutions, Votes for Must Pass Short Term Stopgap

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the Ranking Member (leading Democrat) of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, today called on his colleagues to support H.R. 3064, the GROW AMERICA Act, introduced by Democratic leadership. He also voted for a short term extension of the Highway and Transit Trust Fund

Congressman Garamendi & Congresswoman Lowey Respond to New Study on Crude Oil Combustibility, Calls...

Yesterday, the Department of Energy and Department of Transportation announced that they are collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories to prepare a comprehensive Crude Oil Characteristics Research Sampling, Analysis and Experiment Plan. The plan will include further study on the best ways to sample, test, and identify crude oil’s combustion risk. It is expected to take 18 months.

Rep. McNerney Responds to New ‘Water Fix’ Tunnels Plan

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement responding to the latest ”Water Fix” and “Eco Fix” environmental documents, that will result in irreversible damage to the Delta Region

Rep. Huffman Opposes Divisive, Cynical House Republican Water Bill

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Ranking Democrat on the Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee today led the effort to oppose a divisive, flawed, and cynical House Republican water bill that does not create new water and would do nothing to alleviate the effects of California’s record drought.

Rep. Huffman: Shameful that House Republicans quashed progress made to take down Confederate Flag

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), the author of two amendments curtailing sales and displays of Confederate flags on federal property, today released the following statement after House Republican Leadership retracted a spending bill, effectively quashing the progress the House of Representatives made to take down the Confederate flag.

Congressman Garamendi Responds to the Draft Environmental Documents on the Twin Tunnels

>Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), one of California’s strongest voices against Governor Brown’s so-called “twin tunnels” plan, commented on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, now known as the California WaterFix.

After Unprecedented Public Input, Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces Final “Crowdsourced” Drought Response Legislation

Huffman: “This is what a serious response to western water and drought looks like.” WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 9, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman...

Congressman Garamendi & Transportation Secretary Foxx Discuss Critical Sacramento Region Infrastructure Issues

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA3) met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Sacramento. They were also joined by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA7), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA6), and officials from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). Garamendi, Bera, and Matsui all represent parts of the Sacramento region


Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) announced that Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA), People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and New Directions, Inc. received $1.8 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans in Los Angeles overcome homelessness and secure employment

New California Water Bill Introduced

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the introduction of new California water legislation. H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 achieves four main goals: it moves water through the Delta, creates a path for new storage, protects the State Water Project, and preserves water rights.


Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and 17 original cosponsors introduced theAdvocating for Homeless Veterans Act to reauthorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans through December 31, 2020. The Advisory Committee was created in 2001 by then-House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ) to review the VA’s efforts to serve homeless veterans and provide the Department with recommendations.

California Republicans Introduce Legislation to Improve Western Water Reliability

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) joined his California Republican colleagues in introducing a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States.

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