|For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 13, 2014
National Water Resources Association
Ian Lyle – NWRA Director of Federal Affairs
House Natural Resources Committee Announces New Subcommittee Alignment
Today, Congressman Rob Bishop, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced the realignment of several Subcommittees jurisdiction. Under this realignment the Water and Power Subcommittee will absorb some of the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs. This new Subcommittee, titled the Water Power and Oceans Subcommittee will focus on water supply issues as well as issues surrounding our nation’s oceans.
At the National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, NWRA Executive Vice President, Bob Johnson stated that: “Addressing water supply needs is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation. NWRA’s members look forward to working with Chairman Bishop and the Subcommittee on Water Power and Oceans to meet these needs.”
The NWRA is a non-partisan, non-profit federation of agricultural and municipal water providers, state associations, and individuals dedicated to the conservation, enhancement, and efficient management of our nation’s most important natural resource, water. The NWRA represents a diverse group of agricultural and municipal water users and water providers from throughout the American West and portions of the southern United States. Our members provide water to millions of individuals, families, agricultural producers, and other businesses in a manner that supports communities, the economy and the environment.