Tillis: WOTUS Expands Govt, Regulations

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US Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), courtesy of the Charlotte Observer

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:

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NC Values Coalition Applauds Reps’ Support Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Tami Fitzerald, Executive Director, NC Values Coalition
Tami Fitzerald, Executive Director, NC Values Coalition

On Friday, the North Carolina Values Coalition said they appreciate the support the entire Republican Congressional Delegation the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36)

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the organization said the resolution has support from all ten Republican Members of North Carolina’s Congressional Delegation.

Fitzgerald added that

“H.R. 36 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.”

The NC Values Coalition applauds Reps. Renee Ellmers, Walter Jones, Jr, David Rouzer, Virginia Foxx, Mark Walker, Richard Hudson, Robert Pittenger, Patrick McHenry, Mark Meadows, and George Holding for signing on as co-sponsors of this life-saving legislation.
Fitzgerald, released the following statement:
“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.” 

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