LaMalfa water measure passes
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 — Representative Doug LaMalfa recently voted for a measure he cosponsored to address the water supply crisis impacting California and across Western states. HR 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act, sponsored by Representative Valadao, LaMalfa and two dozen bipartisan cosponsors, passed with bipartisan support on a vote of 245-176 and will now be considered by the Senate.
“We’ve acted on a bipartisan bill to send more water to western homes and farms this year, protect state water laws, improve protection of endangered species and plan for the future by advancing new water storage infrastructure,” said LaMalfa. “Even my Northern California district, which is home to the state’s largest reservoirs and shares water with communities across the state, is facing mandatory water rationing and fallowed fields. We cannot simply continue to stand by and watch as more and more families, farmers and small businesses suffer due to inaction from Washington.