Congressman Don Davis (NC-01) indicated his support for farmers by adding his name to a Joint Resolution expressing congressional disapproval of the January 2023 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
“Today, I voted to side with the farmers and agricultural communities of eastern North Carolina,” said Congressman Don Davis. “Let me be clear: clean water is important to all – farmers and our agricultural communities depend on it for their livelihoods. What I cannot support is a rule that creates uncertainty for our farmers.”
The new WOTUS rule will take effect March 20, 2023 and will expand federal jurisdiction over water, resulting in significant costs to farmers and other land users.
“I encourage our North Carolina delegation to support Congressional Review Act bills in both the House and Senate to overturn the WOTUS rule issued in December,” said John Fleming, a farmer from Halifax County. “These WOTUS rules will take farmland out of production, expand federal jurisdiction on our farms, and impede agribusiness in our towns and counties.”