Congressman Williams Statement on WOTUS Rule
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s removal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
“President Donald Trump has rolled back yet another unnecessary mandate created under the Obama administration; the WOTUS rule. President Obama promised to 'keep navigable waters clean,' but what we got was another Washington ploy that was anything but that. This regulation brought unnecessary hardships to our rural communities that make up 72 percent of our country's land. As the representative of the 25th Congressional District of Texas, I have actively been against this ruling since day one. There are tens of thousands of hardworking men and women in my district who are employed in the agriculture industry and WOTUS would have put their jobs and means of support at risk. I commend the Trump administration for eradicating this damaging rule and standing up for rural America.”