What I will do in Congress for our San Diego Storm Water System Emergency Funding Act

As a future member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I aim to pass the San Diego Storm Water System Emergency Funding Act. Here’s my plan:

First, I will draft the bill, defining its aims, the required funding, and the involved agencies. It’s important to be clear about the bill’s purpose, the funding needed, and the execution plan.

Next, I’ll gather support. I’ll secure backing from fellow representatives, particularly those in key committees like Transportation and Infrastructure and Appropriations. It’s crucial to have support from California representatives and those interested in environmental and infrastructure issues.

Once I have drafted the bill and gained initial support, I’ll formally introduce it in the House.

For the successful passage of the San Diego Storm Water System Emergency Funding Act, involvement from several key committees is essential. These include:

  • The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, critical due to the infrastructure focus of the bill, especially regarding stormwater systems.
  • The House Committee on Appropriations, since the bill involves federal funding and this committee is responsible for setting specific expenditures by the government.
  • The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, crucial for addressing environmental protection and conservation aspects due to the environmental impact of the stormwater system.
  • The House Committee on Homeland Security, because the bill frames the stormwater system’s condition as a national security issue, especially concerning Naval Base San Diego.
  • The House Committee on the Budget, integral for overseeing the federal budget, including emergency funding allocations.

After approval by the committees, the bill undergoes amendments and is reported on.

Then, it’s debated and voted on in the House. If passed by the House, similar steps are taken in the Senate.

If passed by both chambers, it’s sent to the President for signing into law or veto. Congress can override a veto with a two-thirds majority in both chambers.

Post-enactment, I will ensure the proper use of funds and track the progress of the implementation and oversight.

Effective communication and coalition building throughout this process are vital for success.