Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House unanimously passed H.R. 2695 to name Success Dam, located in Tulare County, after Mr. Richard L. Schafer, the longtime Tule River Water Master.

“I am pleased to see this bill pass with unanimous support out of the House. Richard Schafer has been a pillar of strength in our community for over half a century, and it is appropriate that Success Dam, which he continues to enthusiastically fight to improve, is one step closer to being named after him,” said Congressman Kevin McCarthy.

“For decades, Mr. Schafer has served on countless water boards, working tirelessly to help ensure that Porterville, Tulare County, and the Central Valley have access to water when they need it, helping our neighbors, farmers and agricultural producers throughout our community. 

“It is my hope now that the Senate acts expeditiously to pass this bill and honor a man who has helped shape California’s water infrastructure. I thank Richard for his continued leadership and guidance throughout the years - this honor is much-deserved,” said McCarthy.

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