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McCarthy Statement on President’s Actions to Begin Rolling Back Waters of the United States Rule

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the President’s recent action to begin rescinding the EPA’s Water of the United States rule:

“Today President Trump took action to begin rolling back one of the worst regulations targeting private property rights -- an executive order implemented by the Obama administration that greatly expanded the EPA’s jurisdiction to regulate waterways – including on private property. This rule was an example of how unreasonable and illogical the Washington bureaucracy can get, especially when applied to the water needs of the west. More broadly, this rule would have greatly impacted our communities and farmers ability to use their land. In the House, I have voted to repeal this rule numerous times and today’s action from the president represents the joint commitment to return rationality back to government and restore freedom and opportunity to all Americans.”