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  • California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014


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    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-09

    LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, I represent a very rural district in northern California which has been greatly impacted by the...



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    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-09

    HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This will be a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 230,...



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    Representative Grace F. Napolitano

    From: CA District 32

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    NAPOLITANO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, Congressman Valadao's bill, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, is a northern California...



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    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    VALADAO. Thank you, Chairman Hastings. I appreciate the opportunity to speak on behalf of my legislation. Mr. Speaker, since taking office, ensuring the Central Valley has reliable access to clean,...



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    Representative Grace F. Napolitano

    From: CA District 32

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    NAPOLITANO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, Congressman Valadao's bill, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014, is a northern California...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, California's regulatory drought was causing enormous economic damage and human hardship long before the historic natural drought that has now stricken the State. And through...



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    Representative Jim Costa

    From: CA District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    COSTA. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member for the opportunity to speak on H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act. Mr. Speaker, we have been here before, and we will be here again...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    McCARTHY of California. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for his service to this House and this country. You will be greatly missed. Mr. Speaker, I also want to thank those who have worked so diligently...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman. Now, why would an Oregonian insert himself into the perpetual water wars in California? Well, first off, this bill has had no hearings. As you can see...



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    Representative Devin Nunes

    From: CA District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    NUNES. Mr. Speaker, listening to the rhetoric that is coming from the other side, I am reminded of the old saying about the Soviet Union: if you tell a lie long enough, eventually people will believe...



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    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    FARR. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. This is always a difficult issue. It is a California issue, and I want to point out that the California delegation is not evenly split on this....



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman Hastings, and a special thanks to my friend and colleague Mr. Valadao for introducing this legislation. Why is somebody from Illinois standing on the...



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    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman. Some of our colleagues from other States may be experiencing a sense of deja vu right now. Yes, this is the second time this year that the House has voted...



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    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-08

    LaMALFA. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for working with me in this committee on this important topic. Mr. Speaker, I am a farmer in northern California, and when I hear talk of the water wars being reignited,...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition of H.R. 5781, yet another California water-grab bill. If enacted, H.R. 5781 would dictate specific actions for water management agencies' experts to...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-08

    THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 5781, a bill that was written in secret, would destroy jobs, ignores established science, and does nothing to address the drought. ...