From Washington: McCarthy on Water Bill

GV Wire spoke with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) at the U.S. Capitol about his thoughts on H.R. 23. The water bill, carried by Hanford Republican David Valadao, now heads to the U.S. Sena...

From Washington: The Next Battle For Water

Any Valley resident or farmer will tell you, where the water flows, food grows. It was July 12 that the latest Congressional effort to provide water for Central Valley farmers passed the House of Representat...

GV Wire in Washington: Valadao on Water

Congressman David Valadao authored H.R. 23, the “GROW” Act (Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017), which passed the House of Representatives on July 12 by a 230-190 margin. It now heads to the Senate whe...

Federal Water Battle: HR 23 Play by Play

“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” -attributed to Mark Twain The fight over who gets to use California’s water spilled again on the floor of the House of Representatives. The same fractures...