02.28.17

Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Action To Stop WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, responded to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘Waters of the US’ (WOTUS) rule:

“President Trump’s action to roll back the EPA’s overreach is a step in the right direction to help Georgia’s farmers and agriculture industry. Overturning President Obama’s harmful WOTUS rule is a resounding victory for our state and for the entire country. The last thing farmers need is more bureaucracy and invasion of private property rights.

“It should not be harder to eliminate a bureaucratic rule than it was to create it, but we finally have a President who is working to get Washington out of the way and off the land of Georgia’s farmers, businesses, ranchers, and landowners.”

Last year, the Senate and House voted to roll back the WOTUS rule, but it was vetoed by President Obama. Additionally, Georgians in the agriculture community came together to send a message to Washington to protect our land and communities.

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