WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) recently delivered a speech on the Senate floor slamming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which could put privately-owned land containing ponds, puddles, and dry ditches under federal regulation. Sen. Fischer called the rule a “needless power grab” and an expansion of federal power over a state resource.
Sen. Fischer joined U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in introducing legislation to overturn the rule earlier this year. That legislation passed the Senate today 53-43 with Sen. Fischer’s support.