WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:
"The West has finally won in the battle over the Obama administration’s WOTUS rule. This regulation would have been a disaster for the West and rural communities across the country, giving Washington near-total control over water resources. The livelihoods of American farmers, ranchers, and entrepreneurs were at stake. I applaud the Trump administration for siding with American jobs and rescinding this harmful rule.