Statement by Lacy Upchurch, President,
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation,
Regarding Passage of H.R. 5078
WOTUS Regulatory Overreach Protection Act
COLUMBIA, TN, September 11, 2014 ““”We applaud the action by the House of Representatives in the stand they took this week to protect our farmers from the regulatory overreach of the EPA. The passage of H.R. 5078, or the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 (WOTUS), by a vote of 262-152 should convince the EPA that their proposed Waters of U.S. rule should be dropped.
Agriculture is one of our most important industries in Tennessee, contributing millions of dollars to our economy each year. The House of Representatives passing H.R. 5078 brings us one step closer to ensuring our farmers are able to continue providing a quality product for Tennessee, the United States and the world.
I especially thank the six representatives for their yes vote on the bill: Rep. Phil Roe, Rep. Jimmy Duncan, Rep. Chuck Fleishchmann, Rep. Dianne Black, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and Rep. Stephen Fincher.”