Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota to grant a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:
“As I have traveled the Third District, I have been overwhelmed with the number of Arkansans that will be egregiously harmed by the outrageously overreaching Waters of the United States rule. This preliminary injunction is the first of many dominoes that will fall throughout the process of stopping WOTUS. The House has already passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, and I am hopeful that our colleagues in the Senate will put this critical legislation – which dismantles as much of this harmful rule as possible – on President Obama’s desk.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.