Senator Perdue: Sweeping New Waters Rule Another Massive Overreach By Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a sweeping new rule that will drastically redefine how water is subject to regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act:

“Imposing this sweeping new waters rule is another massive overreach by Washington. It is also concerning how the EPA continues to push President Obama’s partisan agenda despite strong opposition, including thousands of Georgia farmers and local leaders that directly voiced their disapproval. I share their concerns and will work tirelessly to stop such burdensome rules and regulations from negatively impacting our family farmers, small businesses, and private citizens.”

Senator Perdue previously urged the EPA to rescind this rule and cosponsored bipartisan legislation to prevent this rule from taking effect. This legislation, S.1140 The Federal Water Quality Protection Act, directs the Obama Administration to issue a revised proposal to set clear limits on federal regulation of water, require consultation with states, and ensure that a thorough economic analysis is conducted.