About the resolution
The President vetoed S.J.Res. 22, a joint resolution that would have voided a rule extending EPA regulatory authority over certain bodies of water. The Senate voted to override the veto, but only managed 52 of the 60 necessary votes to avoid a filibuster.
On June 29, 2015 the EPA and Department of Defense published a rule called the Clean Water Rule. The rule elaborated the definition of the term “waters of the United States” to include certain bodies of water under the regulatory authority of the EPA through the 1972 Clean Water Act. It was put into effect two months later on August 28, but states petitioned in court. On October 9 the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit suspended the rule until further notice ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016
Length: 1 page
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jan 20, 2016
This resolution was vetoed by the President on January 20, 2016 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.
What legislators are saying
“McConnell Outlines Broad Bipartisan Energy Legislation, WOTUS Veto Override”
— Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 21, 2016
“Members of Iowa Delegation Urge President-Elect to Scrap WOTUS Rule”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 21, 2016
“Sen. Warner Statement on the Waters of the U.S. Rule”
— Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] on Jan 21, 2016
S.J.Res. 22 (114th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 22. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, S.J. Res. 22, 114th Cong. (2015).
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