WOTUS Senate Vote Scheduled Tuesday Afternoon

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Water

A key procedural Senate vote is on the schedule this afternoon for the Federal Water Quality Protection Act. The act will effectively end the Clean Water Rule or “Waters of the US” rule by the Environmental Protection Agency. The cloture vote needs 60 votes to move on to full debate. While Senate Republicans back the measure, they only control 54 Senate seats. The bill would require the administration to write a new rule. If that fails, the Senate is likely to move on to a resolution by Iowa Republican Joni Ernst that would kill the bill. That resolution only needs a simple majority of 512 votes to pass. However, both face a certain veto by the President.