The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued a report this past Thursday on the Waters of the U.S. Rule. The report was critical of administrative procedures in crafting the rule among other things. Following it’s release, Congressman Cramer issued the following statement.
“This oversight report is further evidence the Waters of the U.S. rule, which imposes onerous regulations on farmers, homebuilders and energy producers, was politically driven. This rule must be repealed. If a more specific definition of Waters of the United States is required, then a legal process with appropriate opportunity for public comment and proper interagency consultation must be followed. I intend to introduce legislation next year defining WOTUS in code since politically motivated bureaucrats seem incapable. You would think after being overturned by the Supreme Court twice they’d learn their lesson.”
Congressman Kevin Cramer