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Senate Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing

On May 25, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the following bills: (1) S. 953 to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability; (2) S. 2334 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program to provide grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for large-scale water recycling and reuse projects, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make certain modifications to the Cooperative Watershed Management Program, and to provide emergency drought funding, and for other purposes; (3) S. 3539 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out watershed pilots, and for other purposes; (4) S. 3693 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to continue to implement endangered fish recovery programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins, and for other purposes; (5) S. 4231 to support water infrastructure in Reclamation states, and for other purposes; and (6) S. 4231 to support water infrastructure in Reclamation states, and for other purposes.

The WSWC submitted the following testimony supporting various provisions of the bills.
WSWC Senate ENR May 25 Written Testimony Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing 2022

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