Arizona Republican Congressional Caucus Fights To Improve Depleted Water Supply

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On Friday, Congressman Andy Biggs led members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to the U.S. Departments of State and Interior, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to request that the United States use all available diplomatic tools to ensure Mexican government representatives are engaged in discussions with the State of Arizona on efforts to augment water supplies.

Cosigners of Congressman Biggs’s letter include Reps. David Schweikert, Debbie Lesko, Paul Gosar DDS, and Reps.-elect Eli Crane and Juan Ciscomani.

“Arizona faces severe water drought issues and Mexico could serve as a key partner in mutually-beneficial water projects,” said Biggs in a press release. “This year, Arizona approved $1 billion for water augmentation projects that could be used towards desalination efforts in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Some of this water could ultimately be transported into the United States.

“Arizona is prepared to discuss this project with Mexico but needs the assistance of the federal government to bring in representatives from the country,” continued Biggs. “We look forward to the response from these three departments and learning more about their efforts to help Arizona.”

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