A Split Congress: Implications for Western Irrigators
The results of the 2018 mid-term elections – where the Democratic Party won the majority in the House, and the Republican Party slightly increased its majority in the Senate – will likely have implications for Western water users who have supported the Trump Administration’s flurry of red-tape cutting actions over the past two years.
On the day after election, Alliance Executive Director Dan Keppen participated in a Western Water Roundtable discussion at the National Water Resources Association annual conference in San Diego, where panelists were asked to assess lame duck actions and priorities and what might be expected in the new 116th Congress. Mr. Keppen and others on the panel predicted that oversight hearings focusing on investigations and probes into Trump Administration will be used by House Democrat leadership to hamper the president’s legislative agenda, while amplifying party messaging that will be used in the 2020 presidential elections.
Please download the November 2018 “Monthly Briefing” to learn more about this and other issues important to Western irrigators:
- Congress Returns to Washington for Lame Duck Session
- Passage of 2018 Farm Bill Imminent
- Federal Agencies Respond to Trump Western Water Memo
- “Standing at the Crossroads”: The 2019 Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference
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