Friday, June 26, 2015

WOTUS Has Far-reaching Effects for Arkansans

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman: The Obama Administration has made it clear once again that they will continue to interfere in the lives of everyday Arkansans. The “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule imposed by the EPA gives Washington control of almost all water in Arkansas. Our farmers and ranchers have reason to be concerned of this EPA overreach.

This power grab truly threatens private landowners' ability to use their own property and I will not let this stand.

The United States House of Representatives passed legislation calling on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw WOTUS in a bipartisan manner.

Now, I’m leading the fight in the Senate to pass legislation preventing this overreach by the Obama Administration and the EPA. We’ve already gotten this bill through at the committee level. Next step is full Senate consideration and I am committed to working with my colleagues to make that happen. And both the House and the Senate are committed to withholding funds the EPA needs to implement this power grab.

I am working hard to represent your voice in Washington and I want to continue to fight for our Conservative principles.

You can be sure I will continue to be your advocate on this important issue as well as the many other issues slated for debate in the coming months.

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