This week, Senate Democrats blocked a vote to override President Obama’s veto of legislation disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which would enforce crippling regulations on local communities and small businesses across the nation.
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) remarked:
“The Obama Administration’s WOTUS rule is the latest federal government land grab that will expand the scope of federal authority over land and water at the expense of farmers, ranchers, landowners and business owners across the country. Under this rule, virtually every nook and cranny of the country will be subject to EPA control, and
I am disappointed with this Administration’s never-ending attempts to add layer upon layer of bureaucratic red tape for hard-working Americans to deal with.”
Senator Tillis spoke on the Senator floor about the WOTUS rule in November:
“For too long the United States has allowed unborn babies to be aborted more than halfway through pregnancy when science shows they are able to feel pain. H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is compassionate legislation that will protect children and their mothers by stopping abortion after 20 weeks, when children in the womb are able to feel pain.
“We applaud the 10 Republican Members of North Carolina’s Congressional District who have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 36. We are especially grateful to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx who continue to be strong and unwavering female voices in support of women and their unborn children.”