WOTUS Repeal Vote Pt 2

WOTUS Repeal Vote Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Prior to Thursday’s House vote that passed H.J. Res. 27, a resolution to overturn the Waters of the U.S. rule, Representative Dan Newhouse was one of many who spoke on the floor.

In the time he was allowed, the Sunnyside Republican broke it down, in simple terms, to what he thought were the obvious problems with the Biden Administration’s WOTUS rule …

NEWHOUSE … “This rule is not about clean water. Rural communities in the West and across the country, like Central Washington, are dedicated to clean water. And they are the one’s being punished by the continuing legal uncertainty that this new final rule brings.”

Newhouse says, he speaks for many …

NEWHOUSE … “As Chairman of the Western Caucus, a bipartisan group of nearly 100 members that advocate for property rights and for clean water, I’ve consistently called on the administration to provide that certainty that we all want. In fact, we’ve led of 200 members in a letter urging the administration to do just that.”

Bottom line …

NEWHOUSE … “WOTUS is nothing more than a power grab which would impost tighter controls over the waters the Clean Water Act never intended to regulate. Let’s be clear.”

Passing by a 227-to-198 vote, the resolution now moves to the Senate.

President Biden has said he will veto the legislation if it makes it to his desk.

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