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Nunes, California Republicans Statement on Newsom’s Decision to Deny Water to Californians

Washington, May 12, 2020
Today, Representatives Kevin McCarthy (CA-21), Devin Nunes (CA-22), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Paul Cook (CA-08) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California's preliminary injunction in Governor Gavin Newsom’s lawsuit to deny Californians much-needed water:

“With yesterday’s temporary court ruling, the Newsom Administration was successful in denying California communities over 50,000 acre-feet of much-needed water in the month of May alone. Their actions prioritize politics over the needs of working Californians across our state. Even after the Trump Administration spent months consulting state agencies on the updated biological opinions, Governor Newsom has still decided to sue the federal government and issue its own state permit to block water supplies.

Newsom’s reckless political games are placing some of the state's most vulnerable communities at risk of running out of water. The Governor should immediately drop this litigation and begin working with the federal government to implement policies that protect our state’s cities, farms, and communities.”