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Legislative Hearing on Water Settlements
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:30 AM
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515






Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 4366 (Rep. David Valadao, R-CA), To affirm an agreement between the United States and Westlands Water District dated September 15, 2015, and for other purposes. “San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 5217 (Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA), To affirm "The Agreement Between the United States and Westlands Water District" dated September 15, 2015, "The Agreement Between the United States, San Luis Water District, Panoche Water District and Pacheco Water District", and for other purposes. “San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act
  • Hearing Memo
  • Discussion draft of H.R. ______, To authorize and implement the water rights compact among the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the State of Montana, and the United States, and for other purposes. “Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act of 2016” 
  • Hearing Memo

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel I

The Honorable David Valadao (R-CA-21)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jim Costa (D-CA-16)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Ryan Zinke (R-MT-at large)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Mr. John Bezdek  
(H.R. 4366,  H.R. 5217, H.R. ___)
Testimony for H.R. __

Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.
(Disclosure Form)
Accompanied by the U.S. Department of Justice
and 
Ms. Letty Belin (H.R. ___)
Counselor to the Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Harry Barnes (H.R. ___)
Chairman
Blackfeet Nation
Browning, Montana
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Tom Birmingham (H.R. 4366, H.R. 5217) 
General Manager
Westlands Water District
Fresno, California
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Jerry Brown (H.R. 4366, H.R. 5217) 
General Manager
Contra Costa Water District
Concord, California
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Steve Ellis (H.R. 4366, H.R. 5217) 
Vice-President
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Washington, D.C.
(Disclosure Form)

Mr. Dennis Falaschi (H.R. 4366, H.R. 5217) 
General Manager, Panoche Water District
Firebaugh, California

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