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House to Vote on WOTUS Repeal

Jan 08, 2016

The House is set to vote as soon as next week on a Senate-passed resolution blocking the Obama administration Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The House Rules Committee said Thursday that it will consider next week a Congressional Review Act resolution against the rule, usually the last step before floor consideration. The Senate passed the water rule bill in November, and if the House clears it, it will go to the White House for an eventual veto from President Obama.

NECA has long supported the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to withdraw and rewrite the rules in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.