07.11.17

House Voting on a Water Bill that Provides NO NEW WATER

House Republicans are pushing a water bill (H.R. 23) to the House Floor tomorrow for a vote. Ranking Member Grijalva urges all Members of Congress to vote no on the Republican bill for the following reasons:

  • It's a water bill that provides NO NEW WATER
  • Threatens thousands of fishing industry jobs
  • Preempts state water law
  • Guts environmental protections and weakens bedrock environmental laws

In addition, the bill hasn't been vetted by the Committee of jurisdiction, state or federal water agencies, fishing interests, or tribes. Similar versions of this bill were previously opposed by nearly all House Democrats, the State of California, and the Obama administration.

For more information on why Ranking Member Grijalva opposes this bill, click here.

Stop Trump from wiping out protections for 27 national monuments on public lands and waters: http://bit.ly/2q61opJ

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COMMITTEE'S SCHEDULE


Wednesday, July 12

Thursday, July 13

  • Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee: Oversight hearing titled, "Comparing 21st Century Trust Land Acquisition with the Intent of the 73rd Congress in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act" at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324 
  • NRDems Forum: A group of distinguished scientists will talk about the damaging impacts climate change has had on our oceans and coasts around the United States at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center, HVC 215

Friday, July 14