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On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Grace Napolitano of suburban southeast Los Angeles leads the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. On the Agriculture Committee, Jim Costa of Fresno chairs the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act of 2019 (HR 1162), which aims to significantly increase the federal investment in major water recycling and reuse projects in 17 Western states. The bill extends the authorization of the Bureau of Reclamation's Title XVI competitive grants program, and increases the authorized funding level from $50 million to $500 million. Due to overwhelming demand and broad support in Congress, the program reached its $50 million limit within three years of its creation.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) introduced H.R. 1162, the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act, to assist water agencies with the expansion, planning, design, and building of water recycling plants and modernizing water infrastructure in California and other western states.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans:
(WASHINGTON, DC) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposed rule on carbon emissions, effectively terminating the Clean Power Plan:
Co-authored by local Rep. Grace Napolitano, a Democrat from El Monte and Rep. Darin LaHood, a Republican from Illinois, the bipartisan bill making Route 66 the nation’s 20th historical trail was introduced last year.
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) was one of the first members to support the measure.
“I am confident that when enacted, this bill will provide drought-prone regions like mine with the tools necessary to increase water supply and water conservation measures, and be better prepared for future storm events to capture and reuse water that would have otherwise been lost,” Napolitano said in a statement.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 801, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, a bill coauthored by Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and Darin LaHood (R-IL-18).
“With National Historic Trail designation comes federal resources to our San Gabriel Valley, to revitalize and preserve our portion of Route 66 for future generations,” Napolitano said. “I thank the House and Committee leadership for bringing our legislation to the floor and Congressman LaHood for all his work on it.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) introduced H.R. 5127, the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act, to assist water agencies with the expansion, planning, designing, and building of water recycling plants and modernizing water infrastructure in California, other western states, and communities across the country.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, H.R. 801, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, sponsored by Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee during a full committee markup.