As the Interior Appropriations Bill marches towards a Congressional vote, House Republicans are now pushing to resurrect the WIIN ACT, which would renew and potentially expand increased pumping in the Delta. When the WIIN ACT was passed in 2016, Senator Feinstein and other Congressional leaders said it was for two years to provide relief during the drought for farming communities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Now, San Joaquin Valley House Republicans are pushing for a five-year renewal with even greater increased pumping of water exports from the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT SENATOR FEINSTEiN, SENATOR HARRIS, AND YOUR LOCAL HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY TO PROTECT THE SF BAY-DELTA ESTUARY!
In order to prevent a government shutdown, Congress must vote on outstanding appropriations bills, including the one for Interior, or pass a temporary spending bill that would serve until year-end.
The votes for the WIIN Act and the destructive Calvert, Valdao, and Denham riders will need to be made by next Friday, December 7.
The time for us to act is now. Please take just five minutes each day to call your representatives and ask them to strip these riders from the Interior Appropriations Bill.
Please contact our California Senators and your US House Representatives to express your vehement opposition to a renewal of the WIIN Act, and demand that the Calvert, Valadao, and Denham riders be removed from the interior appropriations bill before it passes Congress.
“Hello , my name is ____, and I live in ______, CA. I am calling to express my disapproval of The House Appropriations Committee’s 2019 Spending Bill which contains three riders written by Congressman Ken Calvert, Congressman David Valadao, and Congressman Jeff Denham, respectively. These riders pose a direct threat to our Constitution by suggesting that the CA WaterFix project, the State Water Project and Central Valley Project would no longer be subject to judicial review under any Federal or State Law. In addition, Congressman Denham’s rider and the WIIN ACT would increase Delta water deliveries to unsustainable, industrial agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley, thereby subverting the objectives of the Bay-Delta Plan. The WIIN ACT and these riders are a complete violation of due process and state rights and I demand that they be removed from the bill. Thank you.”
Senator Feinstein’s D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Senator Feinstein can also be reached via email
Senator Harris’s D.C. Office:
Phone (202) 224 – 3553
Senator Harris can also be reached via email