The current regulatory framework for water in the West is wrought with twists, turns, obstacles, and wasted resources. Follow the path and find how H.R. 2898, The Western Water and American Food Security Act, provides relief from challenges caused by inconsistent laws, court decisions, and regulations at the state and federal levels. To learn more about the bill, click here.
July 15, 2015
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May 15, 2015
In practice, an Endangered Species listing often leads to permanent, private property land-use restrictions that negatively impact local economies and result in expensive, never-asending litigation.
May 14, 2015
In honor of Friday the 13th, here are 13 reasons to tune into Natural Resources committee hearings next week
March 13, 2015
House Natural Resources Committee Accomplishments for the 113th Congress Click here to view ###
December 22, 2014
OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class Josh Mandel Wall Street Journal In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. As Forbes magazine reported in 2012, 90% of shop classes have been eliminated for the Los Angeles unified school district's 660,000 students. Yet a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics study...
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March 31, 2014
Wednesday, March 19th the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight field hearing in Fresno, CA on "California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." This field hearing is designed to focus on the need to resolve differences in order to bring immediate and long-term water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley and other parts of California.
The lack of rainfall has exacerbated the man-made drought caused by federal regulations and environmental lawsuits. On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for California due to the drought.
For more information on the hearing, click here.
March 21, 2014
In Case You Missed It - Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns“Hastings is exactly right about the statutory obligation of inspectors general to be independent of executive branch managers. As they have been from their beginning, inspectors general are nominated by the president, but they answer to Congress.”
Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns Washington Examiner March 13, 2014 When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington will spend nearly $4 trillion in 2014. Odds are good that there is as much or more waste and fraud in ...
March 14, 2014