Regulations years in the making over the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) continue to be hammered out in Washington. The latest is over an effort by Congress to rescind President Joe Biden’s EPA rule that went into effect last year. Previous versions of WOTUS have been overturned and last year’s rule has been met with similar disapproval, largely from Republicans but also from some Democrats more closely tied to the agriculture industry.
The Senate and House passed a Joint Resolution over the last month that would have helped to overturn the rule. Georgia’s two senators both voted against the bill despite passage 53-43 but the House delegation was more mixed, with everything Republican voting in favor of overturning and Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-GA 2) and David Scott (D-GA 13) also joining the GOP in favor. The full House vote was 227-198.
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