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Hice Statement on Passage of Congressional Disapproval of WOTUS

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Washington, January 13, 2016 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution, S.J. Res. 22, which nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.  Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) issued the following statement after the measure passed:

“It is imperative that Georgia’s farmers, homeowners, and members of the agriculture community are not further subjected to ambiguous rules written by unelected bureaucrats like the “Waters of the United States” rule. If left unchecked, this rule would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every puddle, retention pond, or pool loosely defined as a “regional water treasure.” I was pleased to stymie the EPA’s power grab by sending this legislation to the President’s desk, and I encourage him to sign the bill to protect our agricultural community.”


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