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 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, comprehensive legislation to address America’s water infrastructure... read»
The federal Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) has been folded into a broader compromise bill on water infrastructure that... read»
On Monday, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) wrote a letter to the conferees on the energy bill, imploring them to... read»
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The legislation, which passed by a vote... read»
ACWA members Ara Azhderian with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Jeff Sutton with the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority... 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»