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Rep. Peters Joins Colleagues in Pragmatic Drought Response Effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined Congressman Jared Huffman from Northern California and 30 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce the “Drought Relief and Resilience Act.” The bill holds both short-term solutions for drought relief and long-term, forward-looking proposals to improve water infrastructure and recycling programs.

“As the drought drags on we need aggressive action to help harmed communities, and we have to be planning for our region’s long-term water future through increased water infrastructure,” Rep. Peters said. “San Diego is already leading the way in water recycling and desalination, and we can provide an example for diversifying water supplies to the rest of the West.”

The legislation includes almost $1.2 billion in emergency funds for reclamation projects, increased water infrastructure support, water reuse and recycling efforts, assistance for farm communities, and contaminated groundwater cleanup.

A full section-by-section breakdown of the “Drought Relief and Resilience Act” can be seen on Congressman Huffman’s website HERE.