US House Could Not Overturn WOTUS Veto
The U.S. House on Last Tuesday failed to override a President Joe Biden veto, which means the administration’s regulation stays in place expanding which waters and wetlands can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act.
The House did not clear the two-thirds mark needed to overturn Biden’s veto of a resolution that would have blocked the administration’s recent Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation.
House members voted 227-196 to override the veto, including all but one of the Republicans present and 10 Democrats in favor. Tuesday’s tally was similar to the March 9th vote to pass the resolution rolling back the Biden rule.
If the veto override had succeeded in both the House and Senate, a Congressional Review Act resolution would have taken effect to overturn the Biden definition of WOTUS, which claimed a broader jurisdiction than former President Donald Trump’s administration had sought.