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H.R.4239: To provide drought assistance to the State of California and other affected western States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Jared Huffman, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of the Interior (Secretaries), in response to the declaration of a state of drought emergency in California, to provide the maximum quantity of water supplies possible to Central Valley Project (CVP) and Klamath Project agricultural, municipal and industrial, and refuge service and repayment contractors, State Water Project contractors, and any other locality or municipality in California.

Sets forth actions to be taken to increase water supply, including: (1) authorizing actions to provide for real time operations of the Delta Cross Channel Gates to provide water supply and quality standards and ecosystem benefits for the duration of the drought, (2) implementing the San Joaquin River inflow-to-export ratio established by the National Marine Fisheries Service, (3) maintaining all rescheduled water supplies held in the San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Rese...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Budget
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources