House Votes to Stop WOTUS Rule, Veto Looms
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 253-166 in support of S.J. Res. 22, a resolution of disapproval of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. Under the Congressional Review Act, the House and Senate can pass a resolution of disapproval to stop regulations they feel overstepped the agency’s authority. The resolution must be signed into law to become effective, and the administration has indicated the president will veto the legislation. The vote margin is not sufficient to override a veto. The regulation is still under review by the courts and NAWG will continue to work on a legislative resolution.
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