STATEMENT: Supreme Court Delivers Victory For Common Sense And American Landowners

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA:

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA is a victory for common sense and yet another stern rebuke of Washington Democrats’ sprawling regulatory state. The Court’s ruling provides long-awaited relief and much-needed clarity for millions of small businesses and landowners on the limits of the federal government’s power over ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS).

“Under the Biden Administration, revised WOTUS regulations have presented new and costlier burdens for farmers, ranchers, builders, and families across rural America. The President’s most recent power grab reaches far beyond the bounds of reasonable conservation to tax both the time and resources of hardworking entrepreneurs like the ones I represent in Kentucky.

“I was proud to join Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) of the Environment and Public Works Committee in an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the millions of Americans grappling with the unworkable demands of the Biden WOTUS rule, and I am glad the Supreme Court has once again put an unelected federal bureaucracy in its place.”



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