Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

Cramer Applauds First Steps by POTUS to Undo WOTUS

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 28, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to begin the unwinding of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule:

“Once again, thanks to our President – a man of action – farmers and landowners can breathe a sigh of relief today as the Trump Administration begins the process of unwinding this harmful rule.  Through ordering the dismantlement of Obama’s overreaching Waters of the U.S. rule, President Trump has fulfilled another campaign promise.  This rule is one of the easiest examples of the Obama Administration’s overreach as we heard of vast swaths of land from pothole to pothole being usurped under federal control.  I’m encouraged by President Trump's review of the rule while also considering Justice Scalia’s interpretation of navigable waters.”

 

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