Trump hasn’t even taken office yet but he’s already having a positive effect on legislation. In California, of all places! You may have heard they were having a water problem out west due to a clash between environmentalists and farmers. No more.
The Sacramento Bee reports:
Donald Trump forces a California water deal without lifting a finger
California’s politicians and pundits – including this one – have been busily speculating on what effect a Donald Trump presidency could have on a state that rejected him overwhelmingly.
Well, we saw the first major impact last week, without Trump even lifting a finger.
A compromise bill that, in effect, reallocates federally controlled water in California – much to the delight of farmers and the dismay of environmentalists – won final congressional approval Friday.
Hammered out by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the House, it broke a half-decade-long political logjam over the issue, and there is little doubt that uncertainty over Trump’s attitude was its driving force.
Feinstein obviously decided that a compromise now would be better than taking a chance on what the Republicans who control both houses of Congress and Trump might do on water once he was inaugurated.
Just wait until he takes office.
He hasn’t even gotten started yet!