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 2017 Federal Briefing Book.

ACWA Federal Affairs Committee

Federal Legislative Issues

Federal Regulatory Issues

Federal Appropriations

Latest News about Federal Relations

President Trump released his $4.1 trillion FY 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 23. The proposed budget would reduce spending on non-... read»
A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday held a hearing to examine the role of the public and private sectors in the development of water... read»
Both the House and Senate passed this week a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will hold off shutdown scares and fund the government... read»
President Donald Trump on Friday announced the nomination of David Bernhardt as deputy secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, an attorney... read»
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana was sworn in Wednesday as the new secretary of the Department of Interior, hours after the Senate voted 68-... read»

Latest Policy Updates

Attached are the funding levels of programs of interest to ACWA members included in the recently passed FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill... read more»
For an overview of federal water issues please read ACWA's 2017 Federal Briefing Book. read more»
The Federal Affairs Committee meeting schedule for 2017 is not yet available. read more»
ACWA participates in the following federal coaltions: American Public Power Association  Family Farm Alliance  National... read more»