Bishop Statement on Senate Passage of WIIN Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — Early this morning, the Senate passed S. 612 (Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX), the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” (WIIN), by a vote of 78-21. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

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“I’m pleased the Senate swiftly passed historic federal water policy legislation that will deliver much-needed relief to drought-stricken communities across the West. This bill also delivers positive outcomes for Native Americans on a range of important water resources development projects and approval of long-standing water rights settlement agreements. This is a good bill built on a foundation of stakeholder input and bipartisan collaboration to help people and the environment.” 

The House passed WIIN by a bipartisan vote of 360-61 on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Provisions from the House Committee on Natural Resources included in the bill will bring drought relief for California and the West, by expanding water storage and delivery, and bring forth long-term water resolutions to Indian reservations.

Click HERE for more information on the WIIN Act including letters of support.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

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