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On March 29, the U.S. Senate passed the ABC-supported H.J. Res. 27, the Waters of the United States Congressional Review Act Resolution, in a 53-43 vote with the support of all Senate Republicans and five Democrats, Sens. Rosen, Nev., Cortez Masto, Nev., Manchin, W.Va., Tester, Mont., and Sinema, Ariz. Four senators did not vote. On March 9, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the bill to the Senate in bipartisan fashion, as nine Democrats joined Republicans to pass the resolution 227-198.

H.J. Res. 27 would overturn the Biden administration’s flawed, burdensome and overreaching WOTUS rule that will result in sweeping changes to the federal government’s authority to regulate what is considered a navigable water, with enormous impacts on small businesses, developers and contractors. 

President Joe Biden has issued a veto threat against the resolution via a Statement of Administration Policy opposing the resolution.