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Senate Passes Resolution of Disapproval of ‘WOTUS’ Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today is pleased to announce Senate passage of S.J.Res.22, a joint resolution of disapproval of EPA’s ‘Waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) rule. This resolution, introduced by Agriculture Committee Member Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, would nullify EPA’s egregious and overreaching WOTUS rule, if signed by the President.

“This legislation will put Senators on-record opposing the implementation of the WOTUS rule,” said Chairman Roberts. “Farmers and ranchers now know who supports their ability to protect and maintain their own water and land – and who supports overregulation by the EPA. You know where I stand – fighting to protect America’s farmers and ranchers from EPA’s overreach.”

Chairman Roberts is one of the nearly 50 original cosponsors to the resolution.

Chairman Roberts in March held a hearing on the WOTUS rule, which featured testimony from state and local officials responsible for the administration and enforcement of the WOTUS rule, along with agricultural industry representatives impacted by the burdensome regulation. For witness info, testimony, and to watch the hearing, click here.