The president on Wednesday Janaury 20, 2016 vetoed a Congressional Joint Resolution that would have rendered the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule inoperable.
“The president’s veto is salt in the wounds of farmers and ranchers,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall in a statement. “We remain mystified as to why he continues to support this fatally flawed rule. The Government Accountability Office found the rule was issued with the help of illegal ‘covert propaganda’ by EPA. Ninety-two members of Congress, 22 states, numerous cities and counties and dozens of industry groups have all stood up and said no to this rule. Courts have ordered the rule temporarily halted because of the harm it will cause. But, somehow, the president and the EPA just keep pushing. But we won’t stop either. We will not rest until this rule is gone.”