H.R. 2898 - Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-23 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources

    Text of H.R. 2898 PDF XML

    Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (as introduced)

    H. Rept. 114-197 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources (as filed)

    H. Rept. 114-197 Part 2 PDF

    Supplemental report from the Committee on Natural Resources (as filed)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Agreed to by record vote of 245-183, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 145-182, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Hastings

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2898.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-23 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.R. 3038.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Ways and Means.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
26Version 1Bera (CA), DeSaulnier (CA), Swalwell (CA), McNerney (CA)DemocratDelays implementation of the act until it is determined that it will not have a negative impact on the quantity, quality, and safety of drinking water in the California Delta region.Submitted
30Version 2Calvert (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Denham (CA), Valadao (CA)RepublicanLate Revised Creates a more balanced approach between user group interests on the Restoration Fund Advisory Board by adding a seat for a member representing a wildlife entity that primarily focuses on waterfowl. Made In Order
19Version 1Costa (CA)DemocratUpdates and modernizes federal and non-federal reservoir operations to incorporate improved scientific understanding and increase water storage capability for drought impacted communities.Submitted
20Version 1Costa (CA)DemocratPrioritizes drought impacted areas of the United States for training grounds for military units with domestic water well drilling capability.Submitted
21Version 1Costa (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Interior to publish an annual report detailing the instream flows released for the Central Valley Project and measured outcomes as a result of those flows.Made In Order
17Version 2DeFazio (OR), Huffman (CA)DemocratRevised Prevents any provision of the act (except section 313 and title IX) from being implemented if the Pacific Fishery Management Council certifies that it could reduce employment or recreational opportunities for commercial or sport fishermen.Submitted
22Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratProhibits certain permit streamlining from applying to the CA Water Fix, formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.Submitted
23Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratDirects the Secretaries to collaborate with the California Department of Water Resources to install a fish screen at the Delta Cross Channel Gates.Made In Order
24Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratDirects the Secretaries to begin a feasibility study for the installation of a fish screen at the Tracy pumps.Submitted
25Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratRevised Requires Reclamation to take into account the impact of changes in water operations or project construction on Delta levees, in order to ensure the critical flow of fresh water through the Delta. Submitted
12Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratFunds water reclamation programs and water reuse projects so that the Bureau of Reclamation may investigate more opportunities to reclaim and reuse wastewater and naturally impaired ground and surface water in the 17 Western states and Hawaii. Made In Order
13Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Interior to determine the cost of climate change-related impacts on water supplies for each geographic basin studied. Submitted
1Version 1Hahn (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Clarifies that Fish and Wildlife is not limited by any provision of this bill to change water flows immediately if the agency finds that there is a detrimental impact to local fish and wildlife. The agency must provide documentation for the change, but is not required to list viable alternatives.Withdrawn
2Version 2Hahn (CA)DemocratRevised Directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a study of the viability of creating a regional and national water pipeline system between federal reservoirs.Submitted
3Version 1Hahn (CA)DemocratAdds a sense of Congress that federal agency buildings shall follow state and local government water conservation measures.Submitted
14Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratEstablishes that nothing in this Act shall take effect until it is determined that none of the provisions will preempt or modify the application of California law. Submitted
15Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratStrikes from the act a specific clause that preempts and redefines California Fish and Game Code.Submitted
16Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratAmends the “Water Rights Protection” Title so that the protections apply to the entire bill. Submitted
28Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratLate Establishes that the act will not take effect until it is certified that implementation will not negatively impact Indian tribal water rights.Submitted
29Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratLate Clarifies that the Secretary of the Interior has already complied with section 3408(j) of Title XXXIV of Public Law 102-575 by submitting a report to Congress for the low-cost plan to increase yields within the Central Valley Project, and that it is the responsibility of Congress to consider and authorize the implementation of this and its individual projects.Submitted
8Version 1LaMalfa (CA), Walden (OR)RepublicanImproves due process by providing contractors of a federal water project in California and Oregon ESA applicant status, ensuring that contractors are properly informed of and may provide input to ESA consultations that may impact operations of the project.Made In Order
18Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanSpeeds development of a new surface water facility by consolidating needed land with the lead agency, a local water utility. The project will be locally funded and operated. Submitted
27Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanLate Updates feasibility study completion requirements to align with a recently-signed MOU between the project joint powers authority and the Bureau of Reclamation. Made In Order
9Version 1Lowenthal (CA), Peters, Scott (CA), Lieu (CA)DemocratAdds a finding that scientific research has found anthropogenic warming to be a significant drought amplifier in California.Submitted
10Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes one technical change and one clarifying change to the bill.Made In Order
4Version 1McNerney (CA), DeSaulnier (CA), Garamendi (CA), Costa (CA)DemocratAdds water hyacinth to the list of invasive species to be considered for the pilot project established under the legislation. Made In Order
5Version 1McNerney (CA)DemocratEstablishes that nothing in the Act can take effect if the Secretary of the Interior determines that it will have a harmful effect on water quality, water availability, and salinity intrusion for agricultural producers in the five Delta counties.Submitted
6Version 1McNerney (CA)DemocratEstablishes that nothing in the Act can take effect if the Secretary of the Interior determines that it will result in a reduction in agricultural employment and recreational opportunities for the five Delta Counties in California. Submitted
7Version 2Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratRevised Ensures that the Act will not adversely affect any community’s water supply or water budget especially during predicted dry years.Submitted
11Version 1Sanchez, Loretta (CA)DemocratEstablishes an independent task force to evaluate the impact of the drought on communities and the economy as well as make further recommendations on short-term and long-term solutions.Submitted