On Tuesday, September 9, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. This legislation is a key priority of the NAHB federation. Please ask your representative to support H.R. 5078.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act (CWA) will interfere with the ability of individual landowners to use their property and negatively impacts economic growth. EPA’s proposal will dramatically increase the cost and time needed to obtain a wetlands permit prior to home construction, which will greatly impact the fledgling housing recovery.
H.R. 5078 was introduced by Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) and will prevent the EPA from regulating ditches, mudflats, prairie potholes and other water features under the CWA. Please ask your representative to vote in support of H.R. 5078.
Call to Action
- Write your representative
- Make a call — (866) 924-NAHB (6242)
- Urge your representative to SUPPORT H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.
Get the facts about WOTUS.
Read news related to NAHB’s advocacy efforts on this issue.
- Clean Water Act Expansion Not the Right Answer NAHB Says
- Clean Water Act Proposal Skirts Federal Law, Harms Small Businesses
- Proposed Clean Water Act Rule is More Federal Overreach, Builders Tell Congress
View a PowerPoint about WOTUS.
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