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Rouzer Legislation to Overturn Biden WOTUS Rule to Receive House Floor Vote

  • Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Rouzer's (NC-07) legislation to overturn the Biden Administration’s flawed, burdensome, and overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is set to be considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.

The Biden WOTUS rule will lead to sweeping changes to the federal government’s authority to regulate what is considered a navigable water, with enormous impacts on small businesses, manufacturers, farmers, home and infrastructure builders, local communities, water districts, and private property owners.  The rule is costly and unnecessary and comes at a time when American families and businesses continue to suffer under the economic crises caused by the Administration’s policies of the last two years.

H.J. Res. 27, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), was introduced by Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), and is cosponsored by 170 Members of Congress, including every Republican member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  An identical resolution was introduced in the Senate with the support of all 49 Senate Republicans.  On February 28th, the resolution was approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Today, Rouzer spoke at the House Rules Committee on the need to repeal the Biden WOTUS rule so Americans across the country are protected from subjective regulatory overreach making it harder to farm, build and generate economic prosperity.

2023.03.07 Rules Hearing


On February 8th, the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to gain perspectives from industry stakeholders about the effects of the Biden Administration’s new WOTUS rule. At this hearing, as well as at the February 28th full Committee markup of the resolution, Republican Members pushed back against this burdensome, ambiguous rule and highlighted the negative impacts it would have on American farmers, small businesses, builders, homeowners and more.