President Vetoes Congressional Repeal of WOTUS

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Washington, January 19, 2016 | Elizabeth Peace (202.225.7742) | comments

Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after President Obama vetoed a bill passed by Congress that would have rejected the administration’s overreaching Waters of the United States rule. The House voted to pass S.J. Res. 22 just last week. 

“The EPA’s WOTUS rule is so overreaching, it regulates irrigation ditches on farms. That was clearly never the intent of the Clean Water Act,” Congressman Farenthold said. “The EPA wants to have authority over areas that have little or no impact of navigable waters in the country. We have a President who thinks the federal government is the answer to everything. That’s just not true. Numerous courts have found problems with WOTUS and have delayed its implementation. Clearly the legislative and judicial branches agree. It’s a shame the President is shoving this down our throat anyway.” 

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