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FOCUS: Waters of the US Rule Bill Clears House

Legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers from promulgating the waters of the US (WOTUS) rule passed the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday, 262-152, including the support of 35 Democrats with only 1 Republican joining 151 Democrats in opposing the measure. Of note, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, who is running for the Senate in Iowa, voted against the bill, suggesting he is not worried the issue will hurt him in rural areas.

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