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H.R. 23: Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 23 modernizes water policies throughout the western United States and provides drought relief and water reliability in the State of California. A detailed section-by-section can be found here. Provisions of the legislation include:

Title I – Central Valley Project Water Reliability

H.R. 23 provides for the necessary replacement of water dedicated to fish and wildlife purposes by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) at a reasonably low cost and targets CVPIA actions on a priority basis towards salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon in the Sacramento and San Joaquin ...

Sponsor and status

David Valadao

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

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017
Length: 137 pages

Jan 3, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 12, 2017

This bill passed in the House on July 12, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates new spending due to H.R. 23 will be negligible.


Jan 3, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 12, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 23 is 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.

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