Obama Signs Bill For California Drought
Friday, December 16, 2016
Credit: Associated Press
President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing water projects across the country, including $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California.
Obama said Friday the bill advances vital projects across the country to restore watersheds, improve flood control and rebuild water infrastructure.
That includes pipes in Flint, Michigan, where residents have struggled with lead-tainted water for more than two years.
Obama said the bill will "help assure that California is more resilient in the face of growing water demands and drought-based uncertainty."
Congress approved the $10 billion measure last week, despite complaints from some Democrats that it was a giveaway to California farmers and businesses. Obama said the law will continue to uphold state water quality standards.
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