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Vote Against Water

Feb 13, 2020

Costa, Cox vote to OK subpoenas to probe Valley water boost

Two Valley Congressmen cast votes Wednesday morning to approve granting House Democrats the authority to investigate and potentially nullify the Trump administration’s moves to boost water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley.

Reps. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) and TJ Cox (D–Fresno) joined fellow Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee to grant wide-ranging subpoena power to the committee’s chair, Raul Grijalva (D–Ariz.), to investigate the Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce Departments.

A key inquiry likely to be explored by Grijalva, with the support of key subcommittee chair Rep. Jared Huffman (D–San Rafael) is to dig into the Trump administration’s issuance of new biological opinions governing the Central Valley Project.