House Republicans are continuing to offer a bold, pro-growth agenda to help Americans hurt by the overregulation coming out of Washington, D.C. That is why I want to highlight the passage of a resolution this week to nullify the Obama Administration’s “Waters of the United States” rule that expands federal control over water nationwide.
The Administration went too far when it developed a rule to significantly extend its control over water, such as small streams and ponds on private land. This rule would subject more water to burdensome federal regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, which would increase costs and uncertainty for businesses and prohibit routine farming practices like protecting crops from pests.
I’ve long been concerned about the rule and its costly impact on private landowners and businesses. It burdens farmers and ranchers and other small businessmen and women across the 12th District and our nation. That is why I was proud to vote for this resolution to block the rule, and continue to support our state’s efforts to stop it in the courts.
Harmful overregulation has real consequences for real people. Times are hard enough already without the “help” of federal agencies. This week’s resolution disapproving and nullifying the Administration’s rule is a win for the American people, and another step in the right direction.
Member of Congress