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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - House Republicans ignored a White House veto threat and passed a drought relief bill that's sure to face staunch opposition in the Senate. The vote was 245-176 with only five Democrats voting for approval.
Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are trading barbs over competing legislation to address drought impacts in California.
California lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are mostly talking at each other as they tout competing measures aimed at easing impacts from the state’s historic drought.
On Tuesday, the California High-Speed rail project will finally start construction of the route, when crews will start building the viaduct allowing the train to cross the Fresno River, Highway 145 and Raymond Road near Madera. The construction will start three years after the date initially estimated by the rail authority.
Julie R. Johnson/Glenn County Transcript
Funding for the J Levee flood control project near Hamilton City continues to move through the required congressional steps. The latest push forward was the Senate Appropriations Committee approval of $15 million for this fiscal year.
6:02 PM, Apr 25, 2015
California’s drought has been dragging along for four years now and in the world of state and federal governments that’s just about long enough for it to be deemed an emergency.
Not everyone moved at that bureaucratic pace, though.
Posted Apr. 10, 2015 at 10:41 AM