Federal Relations

Through its Washington, D.C., office, ACWA monitors and weighs in on federal legislation that affects California water. It also represents its members before the Administration and key federal regulatory agencies.

Current Issues

For an overview of key California water issues and ACWA's positions on federal legislation, please review ACWA's 2016 Federal Briefing Book.

ACWA Federal Affairs Committee

Federal Legislative Issues

Federal Regulatory Issues

Federal Appropriations

Latest News about Federal Relations

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the 2016 Water Resources and Development Act, HR 5303, unanimously by... read»
Federal legislation introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein provides an opportunity to redefine the relationship between the federal government... read»
ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn testified at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing May 17 on federal legislation introduced by U.S. Sen... read»
The Senate passed its first appropriations bill of the 2017 cycle on Thursday: a $37.5 billion package to fund energy and water programs.... read»
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today voted to report out of committee S. 2848, the Water Resources Development... read»

Latest Policy Updates

The Federal Affairs Committee will meet on the following dates in 2016: TBD TBD TBD read more»
ACWA participates in the following federal coaltions: American Public Power Association  Family Farm Alliance  National... read more»