Cotton Statement on the Senates Vote to Stop WOTUS
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Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate's vote on the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), which directs the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule and issue a revised proposal:
"Arkansans and Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to the EPA's new Waters of the United States rule, which attempts to regulate everything from small streams to mud puddles on family farms. They know its government overreach at its worst. Today we had an opportunity to pass legislation that would require the EPA to revise the current regulation and issue a new rule that both protects farmers and landowners from overregulation and protects our environment. Regrettably, Senate Democrats sided with President Obama's EPA and blocked this bill from even coming up for debate. Rest assured, I am committed to stopping these regulations in their tracks and protecting Arkansans from President Obama's continued attacks on farmers."