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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on WOTUS Withdrawal

June 27, 2017
Press Release

Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on WOTUS Withdrawal

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement applauding the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“Under the Obama Administration, the EPA attempted a massive power grab of the water resources in rural America that would have usurped states’ authority and eroded personal property rights. The results could have been devastating for Hoosier farmers, land owners, and the coal industry,” said Bucshon.  “As I’ve said before, states should be the primary regulators of water within their borders, not the federal government. I applaud the Trump Administration’s bold leadership on this important issue for rural Indiana.”

In January 2016, Bucshon voted in favor of a joint resolution nullifying the Obama-era WOTUS rule. The resolution was approved in the House by a bipartisan vote of 253-166 and was sent to President Obama’s desk.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.