Have the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats dipped to a new level to secure votes for their government takeover of health care-trying to use water as a political weapon to secure two votes for their bill?
...Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA) and Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) are reportedly undecided Democrat swing votes on the government takeover of health care.
...On March 17, 2010, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced that they were allowing new water supplies to flow through the Central Valley Project in California. The news was not scheduled to be released for at least two weeks, but DOI explained that the early announcement came at the behest of two particular House Democrats:
"Typically, Reclamation would release the March allocation update around March 22nd, but moved up the announcement at the urging of Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and Congressmen Costa and Cardoza."