Summary: To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to make the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/09/19.
STATUS: Introduced 3/27/19 by Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- Climate change and drought are making water harder to come by across the West. This bill gives tribes the resources they need to build and improve their water systems, sustain cultural practices, improve health, welfare and agriculture, and help their economies grow. (Source: Acee Agoyo, IndianZ)
- Over the last 50 years, negotiated settlements have been the preferred course for many tribes because they are often less lengthy and costly than litigation. (Source: Native news Online)