About the bill
The Western Water and American Food Security Act is a policy response to the current droughts in the west coast area. It would reduce federal regulations over water policy in a number of ways, while providing more flexibility for federal response to emergency drought situations. It would expedite the federal permitting process for non-federal water storage facilities. It would also prohibit the federal government from requiring certain agencies give up their water rights to use public lands and from asserting jurisdiction over groundwater withdrawals or impacts on groundwater resources. Rep ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015
Length: 174 pages
Jun 25, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 16, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
H.R. 2898 (114th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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