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Chairman Chabot Commends EPA on Decision to Withdraw WOTUS Rule

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Washington, July 27, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers moved forward on a two-step process to repeal the “Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule this week:

“One of our main focuses here at the Committee is to reduce unnecessary and often harmful government rules on small businesses. The WOTUS Rule, in particular, has been terrible for our nation’s small businesses. The rule has nothing to do with keeping water clean, but is more about expanding the federal government’s power. The EPA’s move this week is a great step in the right direction of making sure one less regulation hurts our small businesses and economy,” said Chairman Chabot.

The House Small Business Committee has held several hearings and sent multiple letters to the previous Administration about the WOTUS Rule. 

For more information, the Committee has put together a Regulatory Watch page to track regulatory proposals affecting small businesses that have been published in the Federal Register and are open for public comment. 

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