Jan. 13, the House of Representatives passed joint resolution S.J. Res. 22, a resolution to disapprove the Waters of the United States rule under a Congressional Review Act. This resolution would nullify the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to redefine “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
“Today’s passage of this resolution is a critical step toward stopping what some believe to be the largest federal land grab in history. From the beginning, the process of developing this rule was flawed by EPA ignoring input from stakeholders, and even other agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers. American’s farmers and ranchers deserve to have a government that will review and consider their thoughts,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX).