House Blocks Biden WOTUS Rule

Issue Date: March 10, 2023

On Thursday, March 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 27, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) on the Biden Administration’s flawed and burdensome “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This legislation was led by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves (MO-06) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman and Western Caucus Member David Rouzer (NC-07). The resolution passed with a bipartisan vote of 227-198. NAR supported this CRA joint resolution.

The House Joint Resolution, if enacted, would terminate the Biden WOTUS rulemaking utilizing the CRA, which provides a mechanism for Congress to overturn certain final agency actions.

An identical measure was introduced in the Senate by 49 Senators, led by Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and may be voted on a soon as next week.


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