S.J.Res. 22: 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.


Sep 17, 2015


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jan 20, 2016

This resolution was vetoed by the President on January 20, 2016. The bill is dead unless Congress can override it.


Joni Ernst

Junior Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016
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42% chance of being enacted or passed (details)

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 ...

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Sep 17, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 30, 2015
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 4, 2015
Passed Senate

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jan 13, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 20, 2016

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Senate Overrides Veto

Enacted — Veto Overridden

This page is about a 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.

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