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S.J.Res. 22 (114th): 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.


The text of the resolution below is as of Sep 17, 2015 (Introduced).

Summary of this 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 …


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 22

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

(for herself, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Burr, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Coats, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Daines, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Flake, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heller, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Lee, Mr. McCain, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Paul, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sasse, Mr. Scott, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Thune, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. McConnell) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

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.

That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States (80 Fed. Reg. 37054; June 29, 2015), and such rule shall have no force or effect.