McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the decision by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend implementation of the “Waters of the United States” rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“Today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is a welcome setback for an Obama Administration agenda based more on ideology than facts, an agenda that continues to hurt the Middle Class. I’ve heard from many Kentuckians who are worried about what this regulation could mean for their families, their property, and their businesses. While today’s stay is a welcome reprieve for the American people, they know President Obama’s bureaucrats should not have the power to regulate nearly every pothole and ditch in our country. They know that a more sensible and balanced approach would be to actually take the concerns of affected individuals and business owners into account. That’s why I joined Senator Barrasso in introducing legislation that would force the Administration back to the drawing board, and that’s why I’ll continue to look for ways to combat this administration’s regulatory assault.”


Related Issues: Jobs, WOTUS, Regulations, EPA