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Newhouse Statement on Two-Year Delay of Waters of the U.S. Rule

February 1, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule for two years:

“The Trump Administration’s decision to delay this onerous Obama-era regulation will give farmers and our agriculture community the certainty they deserve,” said Rep. Newhouse. “This is the right step to take as the Administration continues to work to repeal WOTUS – which would have expanded federal control over waterways never intended to be covered by the Clean Water Act – once and for all.  We must continue to rein in a bloated bureaucracy and cut the rules, regulations, and red tape that threaten economic growth and private property.”