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Rep. Valadao Issues Statement on White House Opposition to Drought Relief Bill

Jul 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the White House issued a statement of administration policy on H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, passed by the House Natural Resources Committee with a bipartisan vote of 23 – 12 and scheduled for debate in the House of Representatives this week. Following the threat of veto issued by the White House, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) author of the legislation, delivered the following statement: 

“It has become clear that this Administration is out of touch with reality – a reality that hundreds of thousands of my constituents are faced with each and every day. Californians continue to suffer from extreme drought conditions and families across the country are facing steep prices at the grocery store. Despite this, the White House continued to prioritizes an extreme environmental agenda that places the needs of fish over the needs of people.”

“My bill is a balanced approach that would actually increase water delivery to the Western regions most in need. I am extremely disappointed that the Administration refuses to work across the aisle to provide relief to those suffering.”


The full text H.R. 2898; the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 can be found here

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.