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Issa introduces bills on First Day of 111th Congress

 

Last updated 1/15/2009 at Noon



WASHINGTON, DC — On January 6, the first day of the 111th Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) reintroduced five legislative measures addressing critical issues facing the people of the 49th District, including key water projects, border security, increased healthcare availability and the economy.

“Obtaining federal funding for critical investments in our region’s infrastructure as well as efforts to keep high-paying jobs with good benefits here in the United States will remain a key focus of mine in the 111th Congress,” said Issa, who was recently named Ranking Republican Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Rep. Issa also plans to introduce other key bills in the next few weeks of the new Congress.

Proposals introduced by Rep. Issa on January 6 include:

Financial Oversight Commission Act of 2009 creates a 9/11 Commission-style independent panel to investigate the causes of the current financial crisis and recommendations for moving forward.

Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project authorizes construction of facilities to provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, military and other uses from the Santa Margarita River. Utilizes shared military and civilian water resources for benefits of each.

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water Facilities Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, to participate in the design, planning and construction of permanent facilities needed to establish recycled water distribution and wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities that will be used to treat wastewater and provide recycled water in the district.

Health Care Incentive Act provides an incentive for employers of certain wage employees to provide health insurance.

Resolution recognizing the importance of the border patrol in combating human smuggling.

 

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