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posted Nov 21

Good news for now.  California’s over-allocated, drought-reduced water supply is a complex subject affecting every region of the state.  It won’t work for members of Congress to start secretly carving it up and picking winners and losers with a small group of Delta exporters calling the shots.  However, I remain willing and eager to work with any member of congress on a fair, inclusive and responsible congressional drought response in January.

http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2014/11/20/house-dems-applaud-difi-water-plans-failure/

A bunch of Northern California House members are relieved that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has pulled the plug on closed-door negotiations over a California water bill.

posted Nov 19

Amen!  We are drifting further into a long, costly, nebulous military quagmire without any meaningful debate or votes in Congress.  This is not OK!  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/opinion/military-action-in-syria-requires-a-new-aumf.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/opinion/military-action-in-syria-requires-a-new-aumf.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

Though the U.S. is fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, our elected leaders continue to shirk their constitutional responsibility.

posted Nov 19

I introduced a bill yesterday to require the nonpartisan CBO to give a carbon score to proposed legislation, just as they give a fiscal score.  We can’t afford to continue making policy decisions without considering the effects, costs, and opportunities associated with climate change.  http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/11/19/dems-want-cbo-to-examine-carbon-footprint-of-all-bills-presented-in-congress/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/11/19/dems-want-cbo-to-examine-carbon-footprint-of-all-bills-presented-in-congress/

Three House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the Congressional Budget Office to produce a “carbon score” for legislation, in the same way CBO creates a budget score for bills. Under the bill from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), CBO would “estimate and report the projected carbon…


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