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October 19, 2011 Press Release

Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Hoover Power Allocation Act, which ensures that the Hoover Dam is able to continue providing power for another 50 years for the 29 million people in California, Arizona, and Nevada who rely on it for inexpensive energy. The bill now needs a final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives before it can be signed into law.

October 3, 2011 Press Release

Allows Hoover Dam to continue delivering power through 2067; expands access to electricity to new groups

March 15, 2011 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Today at a hearing for the Subcommittee on Water and Power, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano supported funding requests from the country’s four Power Marketing Administrations and welcomed new efforts to bring additional energy from wind power to California from Washington and Oregon.

June 27, 2008 Press Release
(Washington, DC) The Republicans blocked passed of H.R. 6251 yesterday by a vote of 223-195. The measure required a 2/3 vote to pass. Oil and gas companies hold leases on 68 million acres of federal land that they are not developing. This bill would have forced them to either begin producing or give up their leases. It also would have prevented them from obtaining new leases unless they can show that they are either producing or diligently developing the leases they already hold.