About the bill
The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act would roll back a new regulation that redefines “waters of the United States.” The regulation both expands the list of bodies of water that would be covered by the Clean Water Act and also carves out new exceptions for certain land used for agriculture. The proposed bill was passed by the House and awaits committee assignment in the Senate.
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA9), the the sponsor of the bill, as well as other proponents of H.R. 1732 such as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH8), say the rule over-regulates smaller bodies of water, to the detriment of farmers and small businesses (Shuster's and Boehner's statements). To prevent this the bill would require that the rule be rewritten, and includes a series …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 13 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 12, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
70 Cosponsors (68 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Gosar Slams EPA Lawlessness Uncovered in House Oversight Report on WOTUS Regulation”
— Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 27, 2016
H.R. 1732 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1732. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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