The House failed to overturn President Biden’s veto of a Republican effort to nullify his administration’s new and expansive water of the U.S. rule which delineates which waters are subject to federal jurisdiction and regulation. The Biden rule greatly expands the federal government’s jurisdictional reach, requiring federal permits for a litany of projects.

The House voted 227-196 to overturn the veto, but it fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to succeed.

The issue of which waters are protected has ping-ponged back and forth both between recent presidential administrations and in the courts, with prior Obama and Trump rules running into legal hurdles. 

The Biden definition was put forward in December and was immediately sued by many states across the country for exceeding federal statutory limits which extend only to “navigable waters.”

Full article from The Hill available HERE.