May 26, 2016

House Approves Valadao Drought Bill as Amendment to Senate-passed Energy Bill

Yesterday, the House approved an amendment to an energy bill that includes drought relief legislation introduced by California Congressman David Valadao (CA-21).

The inclusion of the amendment in the previously passed Senate energy bill, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012), provides impetus for discussions on drought related matters, particularly for California, but also for a multitude of several other Western states with critical drought related priorities. 

In response, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif, issued a statement commending the House for including the amendment in the bill and encouraged Western state senators to engage their House counterparts “in good faith” to find an acceptable compromise that all parties can agree to. 

Read Nassif’s Full Statement

For more information, contact Dennis Nuxoll at (202) 296-0191.