From Congressman Garamendi’s Office – Today, May 6, Congressman John Garamendi introduced legislation (H.R. 2979) making low-interest federal financing available for reservoir and drought resiliency projects, with Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04) as the original cosponsor. “This bipartisan legislation would unlock nearly $6 billion in low-interest federal financing for western water storage projects, including funds to build the off-stream Sites Reservoir in California’s northern Sacramento Valley. We need all the federal and state resources we can get to meet California’s future water supply needs and achieve a truly drought-resilient water system capable of responding to the impacts of climate change. This critical legislation offers smart federal investment to upgrade California’s water supply by building new off-stream reservoirs necessitated by climate change,” said Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03). (more)