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House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Deliver Relief to People Suffering From Western Drought


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2015 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 245-176.  Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon final passage.  
 
“In the midst of the drought crisis in California and the West, H.R. 2898 will liberate Americans from the prison of outdated water laws and radical environmental regulations that have exacerbated the drought and choked the economy. This imperative legislation will restore water to communities across California and the West and stabilize food prices for Americans across the country. Most importantly, it restores people as our unmistakable, rightful first priority in the nation’s water policies,” Chairman Bishop stated. “I commend Rep. David Valadao for his leadership on H.R. 2898, and thank my California colleagues and members of the Committee, for their work on a strong bill that will alleviate manmade drought effects and return prosperity to the West.”
 
The Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 passed the Committee on Natural Resources on June 9, 2015. 
 
Click here to view additional information on H.R. 2898. 

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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