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
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Royce Calls for Better Efficiency and Local Control in Public Housing Spending

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) recently questioned witnesses on how to increase efficiency and local control in public housing spending during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Future of Housing In America: A Better Way to Increase Efficiencies For Housing Vouchers and Create Upward Economic Mobility."

Rep. Royce Supports Legislation to Prevent Housing Market Disruption

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) released the following statement after voting for passage of H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, which would provide a temporary legal safe harbor for lenders making a good-faith effort to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recently enacted TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced that Santa Rosa Community Health Centers has been awarded $242,750 Ryan White grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for treatment of patients living with or at risk of exposure to HIV.

Rep. Susan Davis Announces $5.2 Million to Expand Sweetwater Drinking Water Facility

U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced a $5.2 million federal grant for the Sweetwater Authority to expand a desalination facility. The grant from the Department of the Interior will go toward increasing the desalination capabilities of the Richard A. Reynolds Desalination Facility from 3,600 acre-feet per year (AFY) of water to 8,000 AFY.

Rep. Royce Pushes MTW Extension for San Bernardino County

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Chino Hills) questioned Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing on an extension of the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino's Moving to Work (MTW) program at today's Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Programs.”


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), co-chair of the Invasive Species Caucus, and Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department were honored last week in Washington, D.C. at the second annual Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. Thompson, along with co-chair Dan Benishek (R-MI), received the “Outstanding Leadership by an Election Official in Protecting America’s Environment and Economy” award. De Leon received the “Outstanding Achievement by a Local Government Agency” award.

Rep. Royce Cosponsors Legislation to Modernize California Water Infrastructure

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, a comprehensive plan to reevaluate and renew California's current water infrastructure

Northern California Delegation Statement on House GOP Water Bill

Northern California Representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Doris Matsui (CA-06), and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) released the following statement in response to the House GOP water bill

Denham, California Republicans Introduce Legislation to Improve Western Water Reliability

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) joined colleagues today in introducing a bill to modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States. The bill has the support of the entire California Republican delegation, the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Chairman of the Western Caucus.

Costa Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Water to the Valley

Rep. Jim Costa joined Rep. David Valadao in introducing H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. This legislation, which will make more water available to families, farmers, and communities, will modernize water policies in California and throughout the entire Western United States.

Rep. Mimi Walters Works to Curb EPA Overreach

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act. This bipartisan bill would protect states and consumers from EPA regulatory overreach and higher electricity bills. H.R. 2042 passed in the U.S. House by a vote of 247-180 and now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate.

Thompson, Coons, Moran, Poe bill will level the playing field for renewable energy

U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ted Poe (R-TX-02), and Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving investors in renewable energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure whose tax advantage is currently available only to investors in fossil fuel-based energy projects


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $730,000 water conservation grant for Los Carneros Water District. The grant will go towards funding the water district’s Irrigation Efficiency Partnership Project. The funds are part of a $6.5 million Department of Interior grant package for more efficient management of California’s water.

Rep. Mimi Walters Supports FY16 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after voting in support of the fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. This legislation provides $55.3 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.

House Passes Denham Amendment to Require Predator Fish Suppression

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Act for 2016 which would increase the effectiveness of recovery plans for species of salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 by ensuring an appropriate focus on predation control efforts. The House passed Rep. Denham’s amendment with a vote of 245-181

Denham Votes to Protect Water Rights and Prevent Overregulation of Waterways

 U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today cast his vote in support of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, H.R. 1732, a bill to prevent the EPA and U.S. Corps of Engineers from forcing unnecessary regulation of small ponds, streams and ditches on landowners across the country. Rep. Denham is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.

Rep. Mimi Walters Supports Bill to Block EPA Water Regulations

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill would require the Obama Administration to withdraw the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule – a rule which significantly expands the federal government’s jurisdiction to regulate waters and adjacent lands. Rep. Walters is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1732.

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