|Sponsor||Rep. Hinojosa, Rubén|
|Date||June 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1393 on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 130 was introduced on March 9, 2009, by Rep. Hinojosa (D-TX) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.
H.R. 1393 re-authorizes eighteen distinct water resource and reclamation projects to be carried out pursuant to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 (P.L. 105-576). The bill would authorize $42 million for the projects.
H.R. 1393 re-authorizes the following eighteen projects to be financed by the Department of Interior:
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 (P.L. 105-576) authored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson was signed into law on December 28, 2000. The purpose of this legislation was to allow the Secretary of the Interior to improve water conservation and the water supply in the Rio Grande Area.
A CBO score for H.R. 1120 was not yet available at press time, however, the legislation would authorize the appropriation of funds to build local water facilities in Texas.