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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.

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.
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GOVERNOR BROWN TAKES ACTION TO BOLSTER DAM SAFETY AND REPAIR TRANSPORTATION AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state's aging transportation and water infrastructure

2nd Annual West Coast Mayors Summit Addresses Infrastructure and Resiliency

Mayors gathered to discuss their shared commitment to upgrade and protect our cities’ aging infrastructure and improve resiliency for our communities against the threat of natural and human-made disasters. This is the second day of discussions at the 2nd annual West Coast Mayors Summit hosted in San Francisco

REP. THOMPSON STATEMENT ON INCLUSION OF CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA WATER PROVISION IN THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE...

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) released the following statement today in response to the inclusion of a controversial California water provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN)

Rep. Peters Brings Resources to Enhance San Diego Water Security

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a bipartisan bill that will bring millions of dollars to the San Diego region to improve water security and drought mitigation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water bill that decides water infrastructure projects and policy for the next two years, authorizes projects in the San Diego region and allocates federal funds for water desalination, recycling, and storage projects to support drought-ridden southern California.

Paying for Infrastructure Without Soaking the Taxpayer

President-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead – one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt exceeds our entire economy and interest costs alone are eating us alive.

Rep. Huffman Slams McCarthy’s Last-Minute Effort to Attach Dangerous Provisions To Infrastructure Bill

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) today slammed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) last-minute attempt to attach a nearly 100 page amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The amendment, first made public today despite months of negotiations on WRDA, would gut science-based environmental and clean water protections to benefit McCarthy’s own district, while threatening jobs across the West Coast’s multi-billion dollar salmon industry.

Costa Applauds Introduction of Bill Language to Fix California’s Broken Water System

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Actwas introduced with language to assist in reducing the impacts of California’s drought crisis and to build additional long-term drought resiliency

Walters Supports WIIN Act, California Drought Language

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement regarding the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act conference report, which authorizes resources for ports, waterways, and flood protection and importantly, includes long-overdue language to address the California drought

DeSantis Asks Congress to Pass Water Infrastructure Bill

Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) has joined 142 of his colleagues in sending a letter to House leadership asking them to immediately pass H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act. The full text of the letter can be found here.
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At Garamendi’s Transportation Forum, Regional Transportation Leaders Identify Concerns that Need Federal and State...

This morning, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted a Transportation Forum featuring a number of local transportation decision makers and experts. Garamendi organized the meeting to develop a better understanding of district needs and identify inadequacies in funding, planning, and coordination.

Feinstein Announces Infrastructure Funds for California

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded four California projects with grants from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Rep. McNerney Sends Letter Calling for Fix to Water Infrastructure Projects Funding as Part...

Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led their House colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Chairs and Ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging the conference committee on the transportation reauthorization bill to include a provision that strikes the prohibition that bars municipalities from using tax exempt bonds toward Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects

Congressman Lowenthal Remarks On Freight Infrastructure Funding to Eno Freight Working Group

The following are the prepared remarks of Congressman Alan Lowenthal at his appearance before the Eno Freight Working Group on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Swalwell, California Representatives Call for Infrastructure Improvements at Livermore Labs

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led a bipartisan group of California Members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz requesting funding for critical upgrades at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL). Upgrades include creating a permanent Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and fixing aging electrical systems, which would also benefit Sandia National Laboratory.

Infrastructure Alliance Partners Announce First Acquisition, Cross-Sound Cable Company

The Infrastructure Alliance Partnership among The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Dutch pension manager APG, and Argo Infrastructure Partners, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Cross-Sound Cable, or CSC, transmission line after receiving all regulatory approvals.

DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI AND FRESHMAN CLASS PRESIDENT TED LIEU PRESS CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL...

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosted a press conference this morning to discuss the urgent need for expanded, long-term infrastructure investment in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and cities across America.

Capps Joins Huffman in Introducing Drought Legislation

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and more than 20 other original cosponsors from California, introduced a comprehensive bill that would provide emergency funding to help local communities stretch existing water supplies and improve water infrastructure in response to the California drought.

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

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Napolitano’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on Clean Water

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans