About the bill
This is legislation that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to revise its definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to take into account the limits of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction — as established by court decisions — and the impact on small businesses and state and local governments.
“The recently finalized rule on [WOTUS] is the posterchild of EPA overreach,” asserted Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), sponsor of the bill, referring to a final rule issued by the Corps and EPA earlier this year that defines the scope of protected waters under the Clean Water Act. EPA and the Corps have had statutory authority to regulate pollutants in navigable waters for decades, but Barrasso believes these agencies have “gradually asserted broader authority …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015
Length: 54 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 3, 2015.
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).
47 Cosponsors (43 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
“Senate to Consider Measure to Halt Administrations Cynical Waterways Regulation”
— Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 3, 2015
S. 1140 (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 S. 1140. 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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Federal Water Quality Protection Act, S. 1140, 114th Cong. (2015).
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