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  • Federal water bill to bring relief to Central Valley
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    A new law could help bring federal dollars and water to the Central Valley. President Donald Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 on Tuesday. The $3.7 billion water bill would benefit local water districts by allowing them to apply for federal grants. ... Congressman Jeff Denham from Turlock said the new water act will benefit the western states. "Actually having a finance bank that will save us 25 billion dollars as we build Shasta, Sites, Temperance Flat, as well as expand a numbe... Read more

  • Trump: Speed up water project reviews
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Trump Friday directed federal agencies to streamline water-related regulatory burdens and the environmental review process in a move that could expedite studies ranging from a proposal to increase the height of Shasta Dam to building off-line Sites Reservoir to significantly increase water storage for urban, farming, and fish flow releases. ... Congressman Jeff Denham, who along with other Valley congressmen has been pressing Trump for months to intervene, was called by the President F... Read more

  • Water Storage Bill Signed Into Law
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Donald Trump signed into law legislation written by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to authorize financing of new water storage projects as part of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (WRDA). “With the signing of this bill into law, we are bringing water home to the Valley,” said Denham. “I’ve been fighting since day one in Washington to build more water storage for our farmers and neighbors. Today, we celebrate future generations having access to the water they need and deserve.” ... Read more

  • Area Veterans Recognized For Sharing Their Stories
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently hosted a reception at the Manteca VFW Hall to honor the 32 veterans who shared their stories of service as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Karen Lloyd, director of the Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress, was present to accept the most recent installment of 21 videos and meet the Central Valley veterans featured in them. ... “As a veteran myself, it’s been an honor sitting down to hear these stories f... Read more

  • Remarks by President Trump at the Signing Ceremony for S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Okay. Thank you very much for being here as we sign into law America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This important bill authorizes water infrastructure projects that benefit almost every state in the country. I want to thank every member of Congress who helped pass this crucial legislation. I especially want to thank Senators John Boozman, John Barrasso, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper — see, we got bipartisan on this one, folks. Don’t be shy. We’ll probably have a lot more over the years. And Repre... Read more

  • Water Storage Bill Signed Into Law
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Donald Trump signed into law legislation written by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to authorize financing of new water storage projects as part of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (WRDA). “With the signing of this bill into law, we are bringing water home to the Valley,” said Denham. “I’ve been fighting since day one in Washington to build more water storage for our farmers and neighbors. Today, we celebrate future generations having access to the water they need and deserve.” ... Read more

  • Water Resources Bill signed into law 2 weeks before Election Day
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Donald Trump signed a new Water Resources Bill into law on Tuesday. The bill will authorize financing of new water storage projects as part of America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. That piece of legislation was written by California Congressman Jeff Denham, R - Turlock, who was by Trump's side today. ... "This is the first time in the history of our country where we actually have an infrastructure bank for water storage, everything from building dams, to our desalination plan, to... Read more

  • California Republicans hail executive water infrastructure order
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), David Valadao (R-CA) and Ken Calvert (R-CA) commended President Donald Trump’s Oct. 19 executive order, which they said will improve water access, infrastructure and storage in their home state of California. “My number one priority has always been to deliver more water to the Central Valley,” said Rep. Denham, referring to his California district. “This order will reduce regulatory burdens and promote more efficient environmental reviews of ... Read more

  • TRUMP: SPEED UP WATER PROJECT REVIEWS
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Trump Friday directed federal agencies to streamline water-related regulatory burdens and streamline the environmental review process in a move that could expedite studies ranging from a proposal to increase the height of Shasta Dam to building the off-line Sites Reservoir to significantly increase water storage for urban, farming, and fish flow releases. Congressman Jeff Denham, who along with other valley congressman has been pressing Trump for months to intervene, was called by the ... Read more

  • Trump to jump into Western water wars ahead of midterms
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Donald Trump is jumping into Western water wars on the side of agricultural interests just weeks before the midterm elections, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the plans — a major political gift for GOP incumbents in some of the most competitive House races in the country where water supply is a top campaign topic. ... “The future of the Valley is at stake,” Denham wrote to Trump in a September letter urging his administration to fight the state’s plan. Denham has tried ... Read more