Emergency drought bill to be introduced

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/21/2014 6:37 pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner will make a visit to California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief.

The chief of staff for Rep. David Valadao of Hanford, Calif., said Tuesday that Boehner will be joined Valadao as well as by Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare and Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield.

The lawmakers are expected to announce a bill that seeks to halt the controversial restoration of the San Joaquin River through 2015. Two other parts of the proposed bill would allow farmers to pump irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and to form a joint House-Senate committee to tackle long-term water woes.

Boehner's visit follows Friday's announcement by Gov. Jerry Brown formally declaring California's drought.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.