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House Speaker Headed to Valley to Introduce Drought Bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner will visit Kern County Wednesday as Valley congressmen introduce emergency federal legislation aimed at easing the ongoing water crisis.

Wednesday morning House Speaker John Boehner will join Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and Rep. David Valadao of Hanford to introduce an emergency drought bill.

The bill is expected to include provisions that would allow more water to be pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and stop the San Joaquin River Restoration project, put in place to increase salmon population and reconnect the river with the Pacific Ocean.

The congressmen are also expected to talk about plans to create an emergency bi-partisan committee to find long term solutions to California's water issues.



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