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McCarthy and CA House Republicans Highlight Impact of Drought in California and Promote Solutions

May 20, 2021
Press Release
Yesterday, Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes (CA-22), David Valadao (CA-21), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Mike Garcia (CA-25), and Jay Obernolte (CA-08) highlighted the impact of the current drought on their communities and called for action during a House Committee on Natural Resources GOP forum on drought in California and the West.

This event, which follows a letter sent by California House Republicans in April urging action on the drought in California, offered an opportunity to discuss topics like the importance of additional surface water storage, moving what limited water there is this year to those areas of California that need it most, and best practices for utilizing and conserving this critical resource.
 
To watch the Members' remarks, click on the links below.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy provides remarks and introduces his witness, Royce Fast, President of the Board of Directors of the Kern County Water Agency, here.
Rep. Devin Nunes provides remarks and introduces his witness, Jason Phillips, CEO of the Friant Water Authority, here.
Rep. David Valadao provides remarks and introduces his witness, Todd Neves, Westlands Water District Director, here.
Rep. Tom McClintock provides remarks and introduces his witness, Tony Firenzi with the Placer County Water Agency, here.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa provided remarks and introduces his witness, Jeff Sutton, General Manager of the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority, here
Rep. Mike Garcia provides remarks here.
Rep. Jay Obernolte provides remarks and introduces his witness, Brett Barbre, General Manager of the Yorba Linda Water District, here.