Hometown boy David Valadao grew up knowing water was the big issue in the Valley. He went to Congress knowing what his neighbors needed him to do. In his tenure, he introduced five separate pieces of legislation to improve water availability in the Western states. In addition to the supply of water, he introduced and succeeded to pass his bill H.R. 23 which seeks to expand water infrastructure to transport water to its consumers.
Most recently Valadao announced he enabled the community of Stratford to receive a $1 million federal grant needed to make up for the failure of public wells in August. The people of Stratford are now assured of an adequate supply of clean water.
Sacramento bureaucrats plan to further restrict the supply of water to Central Valley farmers. The California Farm Water Coalition predicts a loss of 6,500 jobs and land removed from production if that goes through. Valadao and his Central Valley Congressional colleagues appealed to the president. This brought Mr. Trump to California to announce an executive order to revise the onerous regulations that unfairly allot water. Trump directed the Departments of Commerce and Interior to jumpstart water projects that have been in limbo for years.
David Valadao is up for re-election. His opponent, TJ Cox, has played musical chairs, looking for a district to run in. Valadao is a proven representative of friends and neighbors, Republican and Democrat.