Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to dismantle the Obama Administration’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

“The Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule is a federal power grab of epic proportions, expanding EPA control to puddles, ditches and farmland ponds across America.  That’s why I have consistently voted to eliminate this misguided rule. The President’s executive order is a step in the right direction in holding D.C. bureaucrats accountable to the American people.  I look forward to turning back WOTUS on behalf of Southern Illinois’ hardworking farmers, ranchers, cattlemen, and manufacturers.”