NAHB applauds passage of House Resolution overturning Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

NAHB Applauds Passage of House Resolution Overturning WOTUS Rule

The House today approved a Senate-passed Congressional Review Act resolution (S. J. Res. 22) that would rescind the ill-advised “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The White House has threatened to veto the measure.

The rule went into effect on Aug. 28, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit enacted a nationwide stay on Oct. 9.

Commending the House for approving the resolution, NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued an official statement that said:

“By dramatically extending the areas in which home builders are required to get permits, the rule will lead to bureaucratic delays, increase project costs and mitigation fees, and harm housing affordability. Two courts have already ruled that there is a high likelihood that the rule is illegal and have temporarily stopped its implementation. These court decisions highlight the fact that there are serious problems with the rule and that EPA and the Corps should scrap it and go back to the drawing board.

“NAHB urges President Obama to allow this resolution to take effect by signing it when it reaches his desk.”

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