Boehner, Valley GOP leaders to announce water proposal in Bakersfield

January 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
House Speaker John Boehner will make a stop in Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Boehner will join three republican Valley congressmen to announce a new proposal to address the impact drought is having in the area. The bill would allow the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta pumps to operate as long as water is available. It would also stop the San Joaquin River restoration -- the agreement to reconnect the river with the Pacific Ocean and reintroduce salmon flows.

Boehner will tour the area along with Congressmen Devin Nunes, David Valadao of Hanford, and Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield.