Feinstein: Drought relief bill out for this year

Nov 20, 2014 6:41 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Farmers and communities in California's Central Valley better hope for more rain because they won't be getting any drought relief from Congress this year.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that attempts to forge compromise legislation have ended, even as she vowed to try again next year.

She was one of the key players trying to bridge major differences between separate House and Senate bills. In her statement, she said it was clear an agreement would not be reached before Congress adjourns for the year.

Democratic lawmakers from Northern California applauded Feinstein for stepping away from what they said was deeply flawed legislation designed to benefit a few water exporters.

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