Washington, D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on reports that California’s high-speed rail would cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated, or an extra $3.6 billion:
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"First, I want to congratulate my friend Jean Fuller. The California Senate will be well-served under her leadership and California's future will absolutely be brighter as a result. I know Senator Fuller will bring the blue collar attitude that is ingrained in the Central Valley to this leadership position and will fight for a freer and more prosperous California.
FRESNO, CA – Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 is welcomed news for the people of the parched State of California and the Central Valley.
On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.