Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley
Emergency Water Delivery Act
Led by Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), and Devin Nunes (CA-22), H.R. 3964, the Sacramento–San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act bill was approved on February 5, 2014 by The House of Representatives enacting a comprehensive solution to the drought crisis plaguing California and has since gained support from the entire California GOP delegation.
The bill restores water reliability to California communities by codifying the bipartisan Bay-Delta Accord. It also reforms onerous federal laws – such as the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act – that have severely curtailed water deliveries and resulted in hundreds of billions of gallons of badly needed water being flushed into the ocean.
“While Californians are dealing with the brunt of the water shortage, this issue affects the entire country,” Rep. Valadao said.
“I am proud the House of Representatives was able to come together to pass this common-sense legislation to provide a long-term solution for families and farmers suffering from this water crisis. It is now up to the Senators from California to ensure their Chamber acts upon our proposal quickly.”
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.