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. Kevin Cramer (R-ND0) issued this press release to explain and support the bill. The bill was passed by a partisan vote of 245–176 in the House. Almost all Republicans voted for the bill while almost all Democrats voted against ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015
Length: 174 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
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.
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Royce-Supported California Drought Relief Legislation”
— Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 14, 2016
H.R. 2898 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2898. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
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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