Resolutions Introduced in House and Senate to Overturn Biden WOTUS Rule


Congressional Republicans in the House and Senate today issued resolutions that would overturn the Biden administration’s new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule that will go into effect on March 20, 2023.

The resolutions were introduced under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to use expedited procedures to rescind federal regulations.

The resolution was introduced in the House by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and has garnered 151 co-sponsors.

The Senate resolution was introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. All 49 Republican members of the Senate signed onto the resolution.

No Democrat signed onto either the House or Senate resolution.

The resolutions require a simple majority for approval in both chambers, but President Biden is expected to veto the WOTUS resolution if it comes to his desk.

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