BREAKING: US House passes bill to stop Waters of the US rulemaking

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted 261-155 in FAVOR of HR1732 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. This bill, co-sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer, forces the EPA to scrap their proposed rule change to the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” and requires they engage stakeholders and local leaders before submitting a new rule change. Thank you for your response to last week’s CALL TO ACTION on this issue.

Rep. Rouzer spoke on the House floor in support of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. You can view his remarks here.

Please be sure to thank Rep. Rouzer when you see him next. He and his staff have been exceptionally understanding and supportive on this issue.

BASE will continue to advocate for this issue as it continues to move through Congress. Updates can be found here

Also, BASE’s Waters of the US page will continue to be a resource on this issue.

To read NAHB’s write-up on the bill, click here

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