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Natural Resources Committee Passes Smith’s Northport Bill

June 19, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Adrian Smith’s (R-NE) legislation affecting the Northport Irrigation District  was approved today by the Committee on Natural Resources.  H.R. 4562, would provide repayment authority for members of the Northport Irrigation District under a dated Bureau of Reclamation contract.  The bill will now be referred to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

“I appreciate the Natural Resources Committee passing this needed legislation, and I look forward to its consideration by the full House.  Allowing producers within the irrigation district to pay off their portion of the Bureau of Reclamation contract would be a commonsense reform, and a win-win for landowners and the government.”