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U.S. Senate fails to override Obama veto of resolution nullifying EPA ‘Waters’ rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 21, 2016

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin both voted Thursday to override Obama’s veto. The Senate fell 15 votes short.

House passes resolution nullifying EPA 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives, including West Virginia’s entire congressional delegation, on Jan. 13 approved a measure that would effectively kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The House voted 253-166, passing a resolution of disapproval to nullify the rule, which extends the federal agency’s authority to all bodies of water, no matter the size or frequency. Only one Republican – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey – voted against

Capito, Manchin vote to block ‘overreaching’ EPA ‘Waters’ rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin were among those U.S. senators who, on Tuesday, voted in favor of a measure that would effectively kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Waters of the United States” rule.

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