Congressman Nunes today released the following statement following the White House announcement that the San Joaquin River restoration would be one of President Obama's top 14 infrastructure projects.
"This announcement is astounding. The President claims to be for creating jobs but unless you are a career activist in the radical environmental movement, you are simply out of luck.
With California in such dire economic straits and with the federal debt piled higher than at any point in our nation's history, it is both irresponsible and unfathomable that the President has chosen such a wasteful and ill-conceived project as a national priority.
House Republicans have voted twice to defund this boondoggle because we believe that creating jobs is more important than environmental extremism.
Meanwhile, today's announcement gives residents of the San Joaquin Valley irrefutable proof that President Obama does not regard their jobs and economic prosperity as a national priority," said Rep. Devin Nunes.