Statement on WOTUS rule |

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive action regarding the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“The Obama administration’s sweeping WOTUS rule has been a disaster for Americans in the West. This regulation is a federal power grab of epic proportions. It takes management authority away from the people who depend upon water to make a living. That’s why the House voted to repeal it last year. I welcome President Trump’s review of this rule and hope it will be repealed once and for all. The livelihoods of America’s farmers, ranchers, and cattlemen are at stake.”