Fri October 4th, 2019
The increase in direct spending shown in the table would result in an equivalent decrease after 2029 because the amounts that would be spent for the Aamodt Water Settlement under the bill would otherwise have been spent after 2029. S. 886 would also appropriate $120 million to the Reclamation Water Settlements fund each year from 2030 to 2039. The provision would increase direct spending after 2029 by $1.2 billion plus any interest that would accrue on unspent balances in the fund that also would be available to spend.
Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall — D — NM
Makes the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent. Currently, it terminates at the end of FY2034.
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