Oklahoma Representatives voted to fight Biden’s new WOTUS rule

FILE - An egret looks for food along Valhalla Pond in Riverview, Fla.. on Dec. 11, 2018. The House on March 9, 2023, voted to overturn the Biden administration’s protections for thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, advancing long-held Republican arguments that the regulations are an environmental overreach and burden to business. The vote was 227-198 to overturn the rule. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)


When the U.S. House voted recently to overturn the Biden administration’s expanded WOTUS rule, all five members from Oklahoma voted to fight the President’s latest environmental move.

Reps. Bice, Brecheen, Cole, Hern and Lucas were among the 227 who voted to overturn the rule they contend is an example of the President’s environmental overreach in the country. Those who opposed the measure totaled 198.

House Republicans used the Congressional Review Act which allows Congress to block recently enacted executive-branch regulations reported The Associated Press.

“Oklahoma’s farmers, ranchers, landowners, and small business owners are feeling the squeeze of record inflation, high input costs, supply chain constraints- and on top of all that burdensome regulations of the Biden Administration,” declared Rep. Frank Lucas in explaining his vote.

“I applaud the House for passing our bipartisan resolution, and look forward to the Senate continuing our work to ensure overreaching regulations don’t further hinder the work and lives of our fellow Americans.”

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