A Congressional Review Act, or CRA, put forward by both Idaho senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, cleared the Senate Thursday, challenging the Biden administration’s Waters of the United States rule, which grossly expands federal regulatory authority over water.


“Today’s vote is a decisive and bipartisan movement away from big government. Idaho has been managing water longer than we’ve been a state, and we do not need federal bureaucrats telling us how to do so," Risch said.  "The Biden administration’s proposed navigable waters rule would have a crippling effect on Idaho’s farmers, ranchers, and landowners, and I will continue fighting until I see it scrapped entirely."


“The passing of this CRA shows there is bipartisan support to halt the Biden Administration’s effort to trample on states’ water rights,” said Crapo.  “Water quality management policies are best decided by state and local on-the-ground experts—including farmers, ranchers and water users. Idaho’s congressional delegation continues to fight to protect Idaho water sovereignty.”


With the bipartisan passage of the CRA in both the House and the Senate, the rule cannot be implemented unless both Chambers vote successfully to implement it.


Full text of the resolution can be found Here.


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