The House passed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act (H.R. 3964) by a vote of 229–191. Reps. McCarthy (R-Calif.), Valadao (R-Calif.) and Nunes (R-Calif.) introduced the legislation on Jan. 29 to address an historic drought after efforts to insert drought-related language into the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) failed. H.R. 3964 proponents said it would bring much-needed water to farmers and ranchers throughout the state, which is currently in the midst ...

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