WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after House passed a Congressional Review Act resolution to disapprove of the EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:
“Today, the House passed a joint resolution rejecting the President’s unconstitutional Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Disguised as a water cleanup measure, WOTUS is really an EPA power grab that threatens the livelihood of Americans who work the land to make a living. It would be an economic disaster.Thirty-two states are suing the federal government over the rule’s legality. Congress’ resolution aims to void WOTUS, restoring states as primary regulators of water. Having already passed the Senate, this WOTUS repeal bill will go right to the president’s desk, where he will have to choose between protecting either his job-killing regulation or the economy.
NOTE: Ahead of President Obama’s visit to Omaha today, Speaker Ryan wrote an op-ed for the Omaha World-Herald, detailing how this rule could upend the way water is used across the country.