April 21, 2016
"Washington’s bureaucrats just don’t get it."
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after voting for an amendment that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its destructive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Sasse cosponsored the amendment that was introduced by U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).
The amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act was rejected on a vote of 56–42.