What They Are Saying: We Must Maintain the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

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Tags: Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced a resolution to uphold the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), expressing the sense of the House that clean water is a national priority and that the NWPR should not be withdrawn or vacated. The resolution was introduced with the support of 114 Members of Congress, including 57 Members of the Congressional Western ... Read more »

OPINION: Rural America is dedicated to clean water

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Tags: Water

This piece was originally published in the Des Moines Register on April 14, 2021. Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Whether for drinking, farming, or fishing, clean water is a national priority, and future generations depend on us doing our part to preserve and protect bodies of water throughout the United States. In Iowa and in rural communities throughout the country, we recog... Read more »

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Modernize Water Management and Infrastructure

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump signed an Executive Order on modernizing America's water resource management and water infrastructure. “Water is a necessity for life and nowhere is that truer than in the West. Water infrastructure powers our homes, ensure farmers have water to irrigate their crops, and ensure our communities of enough to... Read more »

CEQ Announces Completion of Presidential Memorandum on Western Water Sustainability

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Tags: Water

Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the completion of the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West. “As I often say, whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting. I applaud the Trump Administration for their work on prioritizing western water issues fo... Read more »

Western Caucus Members Voice Their Support for WRDA

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Tags: Water

Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). “Today proves that Congress is still capable of going through a thorough and bi-partisan committee process to create a good piece of legislation. Water infrastructure is incredibly important for our economy, national security, and public healt... Read more »

Western Caucus Members Applaud New EPA CWA 401 Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to increase the efficiency and transparency of the Clean Water Act Section 401 certification process. This new rulemaking will ensure that new infrastructure projects will receive a timely review process and ensure that Clean Water Act standards are still being met. “Today’s final rule from EPA is a win for Ame... Read more »

President Trump Keeps Promise to Redefine WOTUS

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Today, Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the improved definition for "waters of the United States" with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Under the previous administration, the WOTUS Rule was one... Read more »

WOTUS: Finally Finished

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers repealed the unlawful Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "The Obama-era WOTUS Rule was an abysmal failure and represented one of the most egregious exa... Read more »

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