Rep. TJ Cox Applauds Introduction of Feinstein Legislation That Includes Cox Water Conveyance Bill

May 26, 2020
Press Release

On Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) introduced the Restoration of Essential Conveyance Act (S. 3811), a bill that includes key California water priorities contained in the Move Water Now Act (H.R. 5316) previously introduced by Rep. TJ Cox

From Senator Feinstein's release

"We have to find better ways to use the water we have," said Senator Feinstein. "Restoring the San Joaquin Valley's canals is one of the most efficient ways to improve the sustainabilty of California's water supply. It would allow us to capture more winter storm floodwaters and use that extra water to offset necessary reductions in groundwater pumping. This bill would give our farmers a fighting chance." 

"I thank Senator Feinstein for her leadership in the Senate and being a champion for California water and agriculture," said Rep. Cox. "Like her, I'm ready to work with everyone and anyone to bring water to the Valley, for our communities and for our ag economy. Her bill contains important funding also proposed by my Move Water Now Act which provides funds to fix the Friant-Kern Canal and restore the San Joaquin River. 

The Move Water Now Act (H.R. 5316) provides $200 million for restoration of the Friant-Kern Canal and $200 million for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. 
 
Sen. Feinstein’s bill also includes priorities from another bill Rep. Cox is co-leading, the Conveyance Capacity Correction Act, introduced by Rep. Jim Costa. This bill, H.R. 5752, provides $400 million for the Delta-Mendota Canal and the California Aqueduct.