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TOR IMMlODIAT A LL.&SM CONTACT; David S edrwvt, (02) 24-8120
September 19, 1996
BOXER SEEK APPROVAL OF MAJOR FEDERAL HEP TO BRkAK f ISTORlc
GRIDLOCK ON CALIFORNIA WATER N2EDS
Autheorinteo Waold Complemeat Prep 204 BDlot Inklttve
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Sentor Barbar Boxer Is asking approval of a S430 million
authorinton of federal aid for envframeai a rmetonat n and eshamcaent .. koy Wlinmts, of
the CALFED agreement to accur CalfiUrasla' water ftue. Bcamr said bse Is optmtisttf that
authorizing language will be included in the Omnibus Appropriaions bill to be passed before
S."Th'e history of Californi can be taced in the hiaory of our water supply," Bor aid.
"By addresulg our waer a eds In this fbhion, California can side sonfidantly in e 21st
Cetury. From the CeMra Valley to the Bay-Deta to the Southlmd alU of Califomia will be
better awed by the completion of these projects."
Boxr went to bat on behalf of an Impreive aay of Califbrnia urban, algrultural and
envirn samkeholdrla In lettos to Appropriation Commttee Chairman, Mark O. hIiflkcl
(R-oL, and ralCing Democrat, San Rnbt Byrd (U-WV), Boxer wvav, "I cannot oversat the
importance of this agreement as well a the sgnificauce it wtll have for Californi' long-tean
economic and aviuonmentua halth "
The mature would complement a S995 million bond sscu that wil appear on thia
NoveP be~'s Calimfonl ballot -- fppostion 204. In Prop 204, voter will be askad to pprov
booda to meet a vatiy of wn supply and eav oonl quality projects, an related to meaCtgC
Californa's wer needs.
The lette to Snator t1arfeld is atached.
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