GOP introduces WOTUS resolution of disapproval in Senate, House |

GOP introduces WOTUS resolution of disapproval in Senate, House

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on Thursday joined House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., and T& I Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer, R-N.C., in introducing resolutions of disapproval of the Biden administration’s Waters of the United States rule.
Capito led all 48 of her Senate Republican colleagues in introducing a formal challenge to the Biden administration’s WOTUS rule through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution of disapproval.
“With its overreaching navigable waters rule, the Biden administration upended regulatory certainty and placed unnecessary burdens directly on millions of Americans,” Capito said.
“This Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval will give every member of Congress the chance to stand with farmers, ranchers, landowners, and builders, and protect future transportation, infrastructure, and energy projects of all kinds in their states. I appreciate the widespread support we’ve received in both the Senate and House, and across the country, as we fight to place an important check on this misguided overreach from the Biden administration.”
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., cosponsored the resolution.
“Farmers, ranchers, and landowners deserve a WOTUS definition that is fair to agriculture and maintains the historical reach of the Clean Water Act — neither of which is accomplished by this rule,” Thompson said in a news release.
“Rather than providing certainty, the Biden administration has exposed our rural communities to further ambiguity and regulatory burdens that hinder producers’ ability to provide a safe and affordable food supply.”
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