Legislative: Remote WOW Legislative Hearing – June 29, 2021
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. (EDT), the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills:
- H.R. 1851 (Rep. Matthew Rosendale, R-MT), To establish a Federal cost share percentage for the Milk River Project in the State of Montana. St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act.
- H.R. 1869 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-NV), To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make a technical correction to the water rights settlement for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and for other purposes. Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021.
- H.R. 3877 (Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-CA), To amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to authorize additional projects related to the Salton Sea, and for other purposes. Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act.
- H.R. 4099 (Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-CA), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program to provide grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for large-scale water recycling and reuse projects, and for other purposes. Large Scale Water Recycling Project Investment Act.
Panel I: Congressional Panel
Rep. Grace Napolitano (H.R. 4099)
California, 32nd Congressional District
Rep. Raul Ruiz (H.R. 3877)
California, 36th Congressional District
Rep. Mark Amodei (H.R. 1869)
Nevada, 2nd Congressional District
Rep. Matthew Rosendale (H.R. 1851)
Panel II: Government Panel
Mr. David Raff (H.R. 1851, H.R. 3877, and H.R. 4099) (testimony)
Bureau of Reclamation
Chairman Brian Thomas (H.R. 1869) (testimony)
Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Business Council
Panel III: Expert Witnesses Panel
Mr. Deven Upadhyay (H.R. 4099) (testimony)
Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mr. John Entsminger (H.R. 4099) (testimony)
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Mr. Frank Ruiz (H.R. 3877 and H.R. 4099) (testimony)
Salton Sea Program Director
Ms. Jennifer Patrick (H.R. 1851) (testimony)
Milk River Irrigation Project Joint Board of Control