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  • Denham says thank you to his constituents
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Following an in-person meeting with Representative-elect Josh Harder, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) issued the following statement thanking his constituents for his time in office: “It has been an absolute honor to serve our community and represent the Central Valley in Congress over the past 8 years. The enormity of the responsibility was never lost on me. My wife Sonia and I look forward to starting the next chapter of our life.” Read more

  • Denham statement on California wildfires
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) released the following statement on the devastation and loss of life caused by the ongoing California wildfires: “My prayers are with all those affected today by the ongoing wildfires in California, especially the Camp Fire, which has quickly become the deadliest fire in our state’s history. California firefighters, including many from our Central Valley community, have worked tirelessly to contain the blazes. Their dedication and heroism is a t... Read more

  • Denham continues fight for water storage funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham continued his push to bring more water storage to the Central Valley, sending a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation requesting funding for major California water projects including Temperance Flat, Los Vaqueros Reservoir expansion, Sites Reservoir, raising Shasta Dam, and restoring the Friant-Kern Canal. All of these projects are integral to the Central Valley Project and critical to both storing water and providing it to Valley communities. The Bureau... Read more

  • DENHAM MOVES TO PROTECT DISTRICT WATER
    Posted in In the News on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is pushing for State Water Resources Control Board to revisit its plan to increase unimpaired flows on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced rivers for the purpose of increasing the population of the endangered Chinook salmon. In a letter sent Oct. 31 from EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the chair of the state water board, the agency points to extensive scientific studies that indicate the Bay-Delta Plan may not achieve the board’s fish popul... Read more

  • Congressman Jeff Denham Says EPA Blasts State’s Water Grab Plan Following Wheeler Visit To Central Valley
    Posted in In the News on November 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Water

    November 3, 2018 - WASHINGTON – Following his recent visit to the Valley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in Sacramento, expressing concern over several aspects of the proposed Bay-Delta plan. A copy of the letter is available here. In the letter, Acting Administrator Wheeler questions the effectiveness of drastically increasing flows to improve native fish species when studies show s... Read more

  • EPA blasts state’s water grab plan following Wheeler visit to Valley with Denham
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    WASHINGTON – Following his recent visit to the Valley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in Sacramento, expressing concern over several aspects of the proposed Bay-Delta plan. A copy of the letter is available here. In the letter, Acting Administrator Wheeler questions the effectiveness of drastically increasing flows to improve native fish species when studies show several additional fa... Read more

  • Denham interviews Gold Star parents in new Veterans History Project Interview
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring Julia and Scott Conover, parents of Lance Corporal Brandon Christopher Dewey, who was killed in action in Iraq in January 2006. Brandon Dewey enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17, young enough that his mother had to sign him over to the military’s care. Brandon deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning his first Purple Heart while protecting his base from a s... Read more

  • H.O.S.T. working on women’s shelter
    Posted in In the News on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homelessness

    At a meeting hosted by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), Cambridge Academies founder Geni Boyer announced last week that the group is now focusing on building a women’s shelter, which will be called Naomi’s House. With the success of the first cohort in Patterson and a second class underway, the group is now in a position to bring together the resources needed to make the desperately-needed women’s shelter a reality, Boyer said. ... Read more here Read more

  • San Francisco Votes to Starve Itself of Water to Spite Trump; Backs Bay-Delta Plan
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously 11-0 on Tuesday to endorse California’s new Bay-Delta plan, which will restrict the city’s water supply. The reason: to spite President Donald Trump’s water policy. ... The Chronicle noted Tuesday that the supervisors specifically wished to send a message to President Trump, after he issued an executive memorandum Oct. 19 that favored farmers over environmental interests in water policy: An early version of the resolution explicitly says t... Read more

  • Water year starts dry; peak months ahead
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Water

    A multi-year drought, then the second-wettest year on record, then another dry year: That's the recent history of precipitation in California. One month into the new water year, which began Oct. 1, conditions remain dry, with few raindrops in sight. ... Such proposed infrastructure improvements could be aided by a provision in federal water legislation signed by President Trump last week. Called America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the bill includes a provision from Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Tu... Read more