More on Water
May 23, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. The legislation was agreed to unanimously in committee and will head to the House floor for final consideration in the coming weeks.
Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff), and State Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recommended providing $33.3 million for water infrastructure projects in accordance with the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act – which was signed into law in December of 2016. DOI recommends the use of these funds to complete the decades-old feasibility study for Sites Reservoir, among other projects.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing titled “The State of our Nation’s Water and Power Infrastructure.” Jim Watson, General Manager of the Sites Project Authority, testified as a witness at the hearing.
Feb 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressmen Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) issued the following statement after sending a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking clarification on the agency’s authority to provide public funding for repairs of the Oroville Dam spillway. The State of California has requested FEMA to reimburse 75% of the estimated $870 million price tag, but in previous correspondence with Congress, FEMA has expressed ambiguity over whether it has the authority to fund these type of repairs.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after leading a delegation of North State leaders in Washington, D.C., including State Senator Jim Nielsen, State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly, Oroville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Linville, and Yuba City Economic Director Darin Gale, met with a variety of federal agencies and highlighted the wide array of impacts the spillway failure has had on the region.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, which promotes hydropower development, streamlines licensing, and creates jobs.
Jun 25, 2016 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a bill Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) sponsored to create a National Historic Site on the location of a World War II internment camp.
Jun 10, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 other members of the California delegation in the House today urged the Obama administration to reject proposals from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), which would drastically cut Californians’ access to water stored in Lake Shasta.
May 31, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in United States Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, affirming that landowners have the right to seek judicial review of government designations of private property as Waters of the United States (WOTUS).
May 26, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today supported an amendment to include the entirety of the House’s California drought relief bill (HR 2898) in a Senate bill, forcing any conference committee to consider the bill.