The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Congress approves landmark bill for Yakima Basin, Okanogan County

 


‘Gridlock’ might seem to be the best word to describe divided government in Washington D.C. these days. However, last week, despite the partisan differences in the nation’s capital, bipartisanship and pragmatism won in what can only be described as a major legislative win for Central Washington.

The House and Senate approved of a package of natural resource bills that includes Central Washington priorities. I have worked for almost thirty years with many other advocates on the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan in my capacity as a farmer, a state lawmaker, th...



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