House Natural Resources Committee

Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee

Pumped Storage, WaterSMART Basin Studies, and other Bureau of Reclamation legislation

1324 Longworth
Wed, 14 Jun 2023 18:00:00 GMT

The Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a legislative hearing on: H.R. 1607 (Rep. Schweikert), To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development, and for other purposes; H.R. 3027 (Rep. Porter), “Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program Reauthorization Act of 2023”; and H.R. 3675 (Rep. Boebert), To amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend certain contract prepayment authority, on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EDT in 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

Hearing memo

  • H.R. 1607 would enable the exploration of additional pumped-storage hydropower facilities to the Salt River reservoir system.
  • H.R. 3027 would reauthorize the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Basin Studies program until 2033.
  • H.R. 3675 would permanently extend authorities that allow Bureau of Reclamation project water users to prepay what they owe to the federal government.


Panel I:
  • David Schweikert, Arizona’s 1st Congressional District
  • Katie Porter, California’s 47th Congressional District
  • Lauren Boebert, Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District
Panel II:
  • Camille Touton, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Leslie Meyers, Associate General Manager and Chief Water Resources Executive, Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cannon Michael, Chairman, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, Los Baños, CA