Senator Steve Daines today successfully worked to stop President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that seeks regulate virtually every ditch and pond that may be occasionally wet across the United States.

“The WOTUS rule is a clear effort by the Obama administration to gain control over Montanans’ livelihoods and private property rights and I’m proud to be leading the effort to stop this egregious overreach,” Daines stated.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, of which Daines is a member, approved a bill that would prohibit the WOTUS rule. This bill is set to be taken up by the full Senate Committee on Appropriations on Thursday.