As NAHB CEO Jerry Howard explains in this video, the EPA’s new rule vastly expands federal jurisdiction over wetlands, and means that builders are much more likely to need federal permits before they break ground. This will worsen an already huge bureaucratic backlog, making it much harder and more costly to provide safe and affordable housing.
Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), legislation that will overturn this rule and bring sanity to the federal permitting process. Passage is essential to achieve a federal permitting process that is easy to understand, timely and focused on meaningful protection for our nation’s water resources.
Make sure the Senate Votes YES!
The House approved similar legislation earlier this year. Your grassroots efforts got this bill to the Senate floor. We need your help today to get it across the goal line.