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H.R. 5781 (113th): California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014

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To provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California.

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Sponsor and status

David Valadao

Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014
Length: 27 pages
Dec 2, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 9, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


7 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: The California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 (Dec 5, 2014)

What legislators are saying

House Passes Valadao Emergency Water Legislation
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2014

U.S. Senate to Central Valley: No water for you!
    — Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 12, 2014

Congresswoman Matsui Statement on Passage of the House Republicans' So-Called Emergency Drought Legislation
    — Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6] on Dec 9, 2014

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Dec 2, 2014

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Dec 9, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5781 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5781. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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