Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

Floor Speech

Date: May 20, 2014
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Rahall and I would like to also compliment the chair for the great work on getting this bill together--obviously, bipartisan.

For my district this is extremely important. First of all, one of the reforms that came out of this is a ``3x3,'' which is now going to move across the country so that projects get done--at least the early studies--$3 million, 3 years done, and question then before the House whether we are going to move forward with that project.

The Sutter project, providing critical protection for Yuba City and that area. Also Notomas--I notice my colleague from Sacramento is here--providing critical protection for part of Sacramento.

The harbors, being able to use the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to deepen the harbors, all critically important.

This is an important bill. When we couple this with the Buy American/Make It In America, we have an opportunity to really move forward the American economy, not only with the infrastructure jobs, but also with the manufacturing that could follow along.

Congratulations to the chair and the ranking members and the subcommittee chair and ranking members.