Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing on Pending Legislation

May 17, 2016
02:00 PM

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. to receive testimony on the following bills.

  • S. 2524 (Gardner) – Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act
  • S. 2533 (Feinstein) – California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act
  • S. 2616 (Gardner) – A bill to modify certain cost-sharing and revenue provisions relating to Arkansas Valley Conduit, Colorado
  • S. 2902 (Flake) – The Western Water Supply and Planning Enhancement Act
  • S. 2907 (Reid) – To amend the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, to strike the termination date for funding for pilot projects to increase Colorado River System water in Lake Mead, and for other purposes

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Jeff Flake

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Sen. Ron Wyden

    Ranking Member
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

    Senator (D-Calif.)
    U.S. Senate
  • The Honorable John McCain

    Senator (R-Ariz.)
    U.S. Senate

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Estevan Lopez

    Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Bill Long

    President, Southeastern Colorado Water
    Conservancy District Board of Directors
  • Ms. Leslie Weldon

    Deputy Chief, National Forest System
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Thomas Buschatzke

    Arizona Department of Water Resources
  • Dr. Timothy Quinn

    Executive Director
    Association of California Water Agencies
  • Ms. Laura Ziemer

    Senior Counsel & Water Policy Advisor
    Trout Unlimited
  • Mr. Dan Keppen

    Executive Director
    Family Farm Alliance