The never-sending search for a California water bill showed, perhaps, a little progress Tuesday as seven Democratic House members met for over an hour with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The late-morning meeting in Feinstein’s third-floor Senate office was the first of its kind in the new Congress.
“It was a constructive conversation,” said Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
Exactly how constructive, though, is a matter for speculation, as each of the House members exited the private meeting with their lips effectively sealed. One participant, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, briefly explained the group no-comment by saying that “all of us are interested in building trust.”
Feinstein, in a statement, called the meeting “very helpful and productive.”
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“I am also meeting with individuals and members of a wide range of groups and continue to work on drafting a bill,” Feinstein said.
Also participating in the meeting were Northern California Reps. Doris Matsui, John Garamendi, Mike Thompson, Sam Farr and Jerry McNerney.