Statement by Mark McHargue, President, regarding President Biden’s Veto of Congressional WOTUS Repeal Resolution
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Time and again efforts to expand the regulatory reach of the Clean Water Act have been rejected by Congress, courts, farmers and ranchers, and anyone who turns the earth with a shovel. President Biden’s tone-deaf rejection of a bipartisan resolution passed through both Houses of Congress is not surprising yet extremely disappointing. It is our hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will send the Biden administration a clear and direct message to go back to the drawing board on a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that respects private property rights and states regulatory authority.”
“Nebraska farmers and ranchers appreciate the steadfast support of Senators Fischer, and Ricketts as well as Congressmen Flood, Bacon, and Smith.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.