12.11.18

Senator David Perdue On Trump Administration’s Rollback Of Water Overregulation

“President Trump knows the last thing farmers need is more bureaucracy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineer’s new proposal to reduce federal regulations on water resources and replace President Obama’s overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“This is a huge win for farmers, businesses, ranchers, and landowners in Georgia and across the country,” said Senator Perdue. “President Trump knows the last thing farmers need is more bureaucracy and invasion of their privacy rights. The EPA’s new rule will get Washington out of the way and end years of uncertainty by simply defining where water regulations apply and where they do not. This is a welcome change from the blatant overreach of President Obama’s ridiculous WOTUS rule.”

Click here for the rule proposal.  

Background on Senator Perdue’s work to provide relief for Georgia farmers and landowners:

  • April 2015 – Senator Perdue co-sponsored legislation to stop implementation of the EPA’s overreaching WOTUS rule.
  • November 2015 – Georgia farmers and agriculture leaders urged Congress to overturn WOTUS.
  • February 2017 – Senator Perdue applauded President Trump’s executive order to reverse the WOTUS rule.
  • June 2017 – Senator Perdue praised the Trump Administration’s action to roll back WOTUS.

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 Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.