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  • The presidential address: What did you think?
    Posted in Newsletters on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

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  • Denham supports Trump’s decision to withdraw defining water rule
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    An executive order that was issued Tuesday by President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States rule, a move that was backed by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who said both the EPA and USACE “overstepped their authority.” “EPA and the Army Corps clearly did not consider the impact to ag economies like we have in the Central Valley,” said Denham. “I support President Trump’... Read more

  • Disaster SAVE Act Passes House T&I Committee to Assist Flood-Affected Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure yesterday approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal emergency management response: H.R. 1214, the Disaster SAVE Act. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is a cosponsor of the bill. “The Central Valley, as well as all of California, has experienced some extreme weather this year, resulting in two separate disaster declarations with the potential for more to come,” said Rep... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham: EPA, Army Corps. Overstepped with WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump today issued an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “EPA and the Army Corps overstepped their authority with WOTUS and clearly did not consider the impact to ag economies like we have in the Central Valley,” said U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). “I support President Trump’s order to force its reconsideration... Read more

  • Working to create water shortage for California
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Many reservoirs are filled to the brim. Levees are straining to stay intact as high volumes of water flows between them. The Sierra is wearing a heavy and massive snowpack. ... There is hope — at least for the Stanislaus River — thanks to Congressman Jeff Denham working with the SSJID and OID to get language in a federal water bill that was signed into law by President Obama. It requires the NMFS to work with the two water agencies to examine other ways to help salmon besides arbitrarily throwin... Read more

  • Red Cross closes shelter at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The Turlock Turf Club is known as the place to go around the region for horse racing entertainment, but for the past 10 days the Turf Club was also a place of refuge for those fleeing recent flooding. ... Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the shelter to talk with the displaced people, according to a story in the Red Cross’ Gold Country Newsletter. He also brought donations of clothing and shoes that was collected from the community. “We really appreciate the work that the Red Cross has done to ... Read more

  • Federal intervention for water infrastructure?
    Posted in Newsletters on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Water

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  • Opinion: Can we get some dam storage?
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Another week of wet weather brought a flurry of releases from dams in Northern California, putting our already swollen rivers and creeks into monitoring and warning stages for flooding. Tuesday was especially eventful around these parts, with editor Dean Harris running from one flooded creek to the next. ... Assemblyman Adam Gray and Congressman Jeff Denham have both been trying to come up with solutions at the state and federal levels. Local advocacy groups have sprouted up, like Worth Your Fig... Read more

  • The levee is breaking, so who do you call? Not the government
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    A levee along a waterway that the State of California has jurisdiction is being breached. Who do you call for help while you scramble like the mythical Little Dutch Boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger until the cavalry arrived? ... Feinstein on a levee vs. Denham on a levee The image of Congressman Jeff Denham standing on the levee south of Manteca on Monday watching as farmers worked feverishly to stop a breach and to protect the homes of 500 of their neighbors, recalled another ... Read more

  • Denham Looks to Help
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Congressman Jeff Denham — who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing more and more water — is now vowing to do what he can to ease perennial flooding concerns south of Manteca along the San Joaquin River. Denham, R-Turlock, was at the site of a levee breach two miles west of Airport Way Monday night as farmers used their equipment to prevent a major catastrophe. If they were not successful it would have flo... Read more