To provide flexibility for the operation of the Bureau of Reclamation C.W. "Bill" Jones Pumping Plant and the Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant of the State of California in times of drought emergency, to support the establishment of a fish hatchery program to preserve and restore the Delta Smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2009
Length: 5 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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11 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
Sep 18, 2008
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6940 (110th).
Feb 4, 2009
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H.R. 856 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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