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U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury on Water & Climate

8.12.2022 – In late July, three water bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, D-NM, passed the U.S. House of Representatives to be included as part of the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act. Next, the U.S. Senate will take up the bill later this summer.

Stansbury talks with Our Land Executive Producer Laura Paskus about her three bills: the Rio Grande Water Security Act, the Water Data Act, and the WaterSMART Access for Tribes Act.

The congresswoman, who has worked on water issues for two decades, also discusses climate change and the need for both community cooperation and congressional action.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury D – New Mexico