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Bishop Statement on Senate Passage of WIIN Act


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 10, 2016 -

Early this morning, the Senate passed S. 612 (Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX), the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN), by a vote of 78-21. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

“I'm pleased the Senate swiftly passed historic federal water policy legislation that will deliver much-needed relief to drought-stricken communities across the West. This bill also delivers positive outcomes for Native Americans on a range of important water resources development projects and approval of long-standing water rights settlement agreements. This is a good bill built on a foundation of stakeholder input and bipartisan collaboration to help people and the environment.” 

The House passed WIIN by a bipartisan vote of 360-61 on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Provisions from the House Committee on Natural Resources included in the bill will bring drought relief for California and the West, by expanding water storage and delivery, and bring forth long-term water resolutions to Indian reservations.

Click HERE for more information on the WIIN Act including letters of support.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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