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Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House passed legislation co-introduced by Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, to overturn the Biden Administration’s new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. H.J. Res. 27, eases regulatory burdens for small businesses, manufacturers, farmers, home and infrastructure builders, local communities, water districts, and everyday Americans by invalidating the Biden Administration’s overreaching rule redefining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
“With bipartisan support, the House passed legislation to rescind the Biden Administrations flawed and burdensome WOTUS rule,” said Rep. Webster. “This bill will provide countless everyday Americans with needed regulatory relief and hope that the Senate will take swift action to pass this important legislation.”
Rep. Webster worked with the Trump Administration to revise the definition of WOTUS to bring clarity to federal and state jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The Biden Administration pulled back the Trump-era rule and announced a new rule that will lead to yet more sweeping changes to the federal government’s authority to regulate what is considered a navigable water, resulting in a tremendous burden to small businesses, farmers, builders, local communities, and landowners.