WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Legislation will be headed to the White House shortly that would kill the Obama administration’s “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, but President Obama is certain to veto the measure.

House Republican leaders scheduled a vote Wednesday on the Senate-passed disapproval resolution as part of their plan to show they are addressing the demands of constituents and to make the case for electing a Republican president in November.

“A one-size-fits-all policy coming out of Washington, D.C., is not going to solve this issue,” Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said of the WOTUS rule.

The White House issued a veto threat in November before the Senate approved the resolution, 53-44, well short of the two-thirds margin needed to overcome a veto. The House margin also was expected to fall short of two thirds.

“Simply put, S.J.Res.22 is not an act of good governance. It would sow confusion and invite conflict at a time when our communities and businesses need clarity and certainty around clean water regulation,” according to a statement of administration policy.


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