Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act:

“California continues to face the burdensome fallout from bad water policy at the state and federal level. Though each winter we hope significant rain or snow eases our ongoing drought, only real reforms to water policy can ensure Californians have the water we need for years to come. Today, the House passed some of the most significant Federal reforms to California water policy in almost a generation. This legislation will help increase the delivery of water to the Central Valley and southern California in the immediate term and streamline water infrastructure projects for water supply security in the future. Senator Dianne Feinstein, my fellow California House colleagues, and I have worked for years on water policy, and I hope for swift consideration and approval of this bill as it now moves to the U.S. Senate. Our work on California water is not complete, but this legislation represents commonsense solutions that will help get water flowing again in our state.”