From the CA State Senate Republican Caucus:
Senate Republicans Issue Joint Statement on Water
Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) and other Republican Senators Huff, Cogdill and Aanestad, members of the Legislative Conference Committee on Water, joined by the Carpenters’ Union and Latino Water Coalition held a news conference to point out the need for a serious and comprehensive water package to solve California's growing water crisis.
“We must have a comprehensive solution that reflects the importance of water to our state’s economy. Senator Cogdill has been leading the effort for years to invest in our water infrastructure and we are hopeful we can complete this quickly, and provide the water Californians desperately need,” said Senator Hollingsworth.
“Water is our most critical resource,” stated Senator Huff. “California needs comprehensive water reform and additional storage capacity to meet the needs of our ever-growing population and ensure we have a reliable and safe supply of water to drink from in the future.”
“Water is a statewide issue that affects everyone in California, whether they are a farmer in the Central Valley or a resident of inner-city Los Angeles,” Senator Huff continued. “Water is vital to our state’s economy, and we need a real solution to this crisis.”
“Californians deserve nothing less than a complete solution to this complex problem,” said Senator Cogdill. “More water storage, increased conservation and protecting our fragile Delta are all essential pieces of the final puzzle. I hope that the majority party finally understands how their original bill package missed the mark and that they work with Republicans earnestly to craft legislation that will end this water crisis once and for all.”
“We’re all in this together,” stated Senator Aanestad. “Of that there is no doubt. But Northern California, the Delta and Central and Southern California have very different needs, very different resources and very different problems. Some of these problems can be helped by government and some cannot.
So – there actually has to be co-equal results,” added Senator Aanestad. “And when we use the term ‘co-equal,’ I am talking about all of the stakeholders involved.”
The Legislative Conference Committee on Water is charged with creating a series of reforms that would reshape California’s antiquated water system and lead to a reliable supply of water for all Californians.
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625 CFRW Members signed the the statement below to Republican Leaders. It was faxed on May 5, 2009 to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader John Boehner.
The Northern Division of the Federation has prepared a statement to send to the Republican Leaders of Congress. In March, some members got this message and signed the petition. If you have not signed I ask that you do so in order to let our Representatives know what Republican Women and Associate Members expect from our elected leaders.
As a new administration takes office in Washington D.C., Republicans look toward their leaders in Congress to set an agenda for the Republican Party. Unfortunately, what Republicans in the grassroots are hearing is not building confidence. We are hearing a great deal about President Obama succeeding. Success, when his agenda is in sync with Republican principles, is wonderful. However, to give up our principles so that he succeeds is not acceptable to many Republicans. If Congressional Republicans do not fight a socialist agenda and present a positive, conservative program, the election of 2010 will be a disaster since many Republicans will stay home. None of us in California believe for one moment that President Obama will give up what he believes in as he attempts to co-opt the opposition.
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