Three of the Central Valley’s Republican House members joined forces this week and introduced comprehensive legislation to address the severe drought issues plaguing the state. California Congressman David Valadao, House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy, and Congressman Devin Nunes introduced The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act (H. R. 3964) on January 29. The three members who have been leading the charge on this issue were also able to garner the support of the rest of the California GOP House delegation. Read Congressman Valadao’s press release.
In a significant development, AB 1164 (Lowenthal, D-Long Beach) was moved to the inactive file today in the Assembly, effectively killing the bill. WG has been part of a multi-industry group providing strong opposition to the bill.
Today, during its annual retreat, House Republicans released their immigration reform standards. The standards have been anxiously anticipated by immigration reform supporters and provide the framework the GOP will use to guide the party through the forthcoming immigration debate.