H.Res. 152: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.
115th CONGRESS, 1st Session
H. RES. 152 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 27, 2017
Mr. Gibbs (for himself, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Messer, Mr. Babin, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Denham, Mr. Marino, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Lewis of Minnesota, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. DesJarlais, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Cramer, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Harper, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Smucker, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Renacci, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Jones, Mr. Latta, Mr. Young of Iowa, and Mr. Grothman) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.
Whereas the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) (commonly known as the
Clean Water Act) is one of the most important laws in the United States and has led to decades of successful environmental improvements;
Whereas the success of that Act depends on consistent adherence to the key principle of cooperative federalism, under which the Federal Government and State and local governments all have a role in protecting water resources;
Whereas, in structuring the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) based on the foundation of cooperative federalism, Congress left to the States their traditional authority over land and water, including farmers’ fields, nonnavigable, wholly intrastate water (including puddles and ponds), and the allocation of water supplies;
Whereas compliance with the principle of cooperative federalism requires that any regulation defining the term
waters of the United States be promulgated—
Regulatory Flexibility Act); and (B) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and
Whereas, in promulgating the final rule entitled
Clean Water Rule: Definition of (80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015)) (referred to in this preamble as the Waters of the United States Rule), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chief of Engineers—
Waters of the United States
Whereas, on October 9, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit—
That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the final rule of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chief of Engineers entitled
Clean Water Rule: Definition of (80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015)) should be vacated.
Waters of the United States