51 Members of Congress Urge Governors to End Water Dispute
WASHINGTON - As a result of the meeting last week between the Tri-State Delegation, the 51 members of the Georgia, Alabama, and Florida House and Senate delegations signed a letter today urging the three governors to meet expeditiously and develop a plan to resolve the water dispute.
"I want to thank the congressional delegations from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia," said Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and the dean of the Georgia delegation, "for coming together to express their ideas regarding the tri-state water conflict. Communication is the key to resolving our differences. We hope the governors will be inspired by the collaboration of 51 members of Congress and meet expeditiously to bring this conflict to a sensible resolution."
U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal, R-Ga., made the following statement... "As members of the Alabama, Florida and Georgia Congressional Delegations, we understand our responsibility and that of the governors. It is my hope that we can work together towards an agreeable solution, assist the governors in their negotiations and ultimately pass legislation that fairly authorizes Lake Lanier."
In response to a federal judge's ruling in July, Georgia congressmen John Lewis and Nathan Deal invited all members of the Alabama and Florida Delegations to an open discussion about the water issues confronting the three states. An agreement to send a letter to the governors urging them to act emerged from that meeting.
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