09.17.15

Lankford, 46 Senators, Introduce Resolution to Nullify Expanded WOTUS Definition Harmful to Oklahomans

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined 46 Senators today to introduce a joint resolution disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) rule that expands the scope of federal authority over land and waterways in the United States under the Waters of the U.S., also known as WOTUS.
 
The resolution reads that, “Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ‘Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’’ and such rule shall have no force or effect.”
 
Original cosponsors of the resolution are Senators Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Dan Coats (R-IN), Thad Cochran (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), John McCain (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rand Paul (R-KY), David Perdue (R-GA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), David Vitter (R-LA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).

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