Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule:

“The Waters of the U.S. rule was a ridiculous usurpation of power by the EPA—so ridiculous that bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate voted to overturn the rule last year. The federal government has no right to regulate intermittent streams, creeks, and ponds, especially when that water is on private property. The Trump Administration’s decision today to withdraw this rule makes things right by getting Washington out of what it had no right to be involved with in the first place.”