Leader Fuller's Comment on Signing of Bipartisan Water Legislation

Friday, December 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement after the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) was signed into law today.

"A stable and reliable water supply is pivotal for our farmers, businesses, and families. The drought is not ending anytime soon, and we need to act now.

"We are currently experiencing much needed rain across the state. Therefore it is crucial that we take advantage of this opportunity to capture the rainfall for future use. This critical legislation will help to streamline water infrastructure projects and delivery for our communities in the Central Valley and in Southern California.

"I commend House Majority Leader McCarthy for his leadership role in negotiating this bipartisan solution. It is a much-needed step to move our state forward," said Senate Republican Leader Fuller.

On December 8th, Leader Fuller, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Anthony Cannella, Senator Andy Vidak, and other members of the San Joaquin Valley Caucus sent a letter to President Obama urging him to the sign the WIIN Act into law.   Media can read the letter HERE.