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Washington, D.C. — Today, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, voted to pass legislation that would overturn the Biden Administration’s new waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. H.J. Res. 27, which was up for a vote in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 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
“Today’s vote in committee is the first step for the House to rescind the Biden Administrations flawed and burdensome WOTUS rule,” said Rep. Webster. “I will continue to work with Chairman Sam Graves and my colleagues to fight this regulation and work to restore the role of Congress.”
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.