We can say, however, that one of the players appears to have changed.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, was a co-sponsor of the old H.R. 1837. At the time, Denham’s district was entirely south and east of the Delta.
But in 2012 he won election in the 10th Congressional District, which is farther north and includes portions of San Joaquin County.
Denham was not involved in Wednesday’s press conference near Bakersfield. Asked if the Congressman wanted to comment on the potential new legislation, Denham’s spokesman sent an earlier statement which was issued after Gov. Jerry Brown declared drought last week.
So far, Denham has not commented on the new proposal, at least not that I’m aware of. I’ll update this post if that changes.