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California Political Desk
January 5, 2007
Legislation Includes Bills Addressing Illegal Immigration and Critical Local Infrastructure Needs.

Washington, DC - On the first day of the 110th Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) yesterday introduced nine legislative measures addressing critical issues facing the people of the 49th District including strengthening penalties for criminal aliens and key water projects.

"Many of these bills were approved in the last Congress by the House with broad bipartisan support. I intend to put forth these and other ideas and proposals and stand ready to work on the most pressing issues facing our country and our community," said Issa. "As I always have, I will vote with the majority when they are right and against them when they are not."

Proposals introduced by Rep. Issa today include:

H.R. 26 - Criminal Alien Accountability - stiffens penalties for illegal aliens who violate deportation orders and other criminal aliens.

H.R. 27 - Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone - honors America's 40th President and former California Governor by naming the exclusive economic zones off our coasts that he established in his honor.

H.R. 28 - Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Land Transfer Act - transfers Department of Interior Lands adjacent to the Pechanga Reservation to the tribes' care and responsibility in a Department of Interior Trust.

H.R. 29 - Authorization for construction of facilities to provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, military, and other uses from the Santa Margarita River.

H.R. 30 - Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project - Furthers the design, planning, and construction of permanent facilities needed to establish operational pressure zones that will be used to provide recycled water in the district.

H.R. 31 - Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water Facilities Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, California, to participate in the design, planning, and construction of permanent facilities needed to establish recycled water distribution and wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities that will be used to treat wastewater and provide recycled water in the District.

H.R. 32 - Health Care Incentive Act - provides an incentive for employers of certain wage employees to provide health insurance.

H.R. 33 - Minimum Wage Fairness Act - recalculates minimum wage by including earned tips.

H.R. 34 - Patent Pilot Program - establishes a program within Federal courts to help adjudicate patent cases more efficiently.