House to vote to kill WOTUS rule
The House will vote next week on whether to kill the Obama administration's “waters of the United States” rule, as GOP leaders seek to make a case to voters for electing a Republican president.
The disapproval resolution passed the Senate in November, 53-44, well short of the two-thirds majority necessary to overturn a certain presidential veto.
“I'm expecting a veto. That doesn't mean we shouldn't do our business in the legislative branch,” said Rep. Adrian Smith, a Nebraska Republican who introduced the House version of the resolution.
Despite the certain veto, next week's debate on the resolution “helps establish the record and bring the issue to the forefront,” said Smith.