The National Wildlife Federation

Donate Donate

Senate Fails to Override President’s Clean Water Veto

Today, the Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.J. 22, a resolution to block the federal Clean Water Rule. The rule will clarify which streams and wetlands are covered by the Clean Water Act. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, commented on today’s vote:
 
“Rather than debating whether we should protect our waters, we should be deciding how best to improve water quality for all Americans. This vote have would have placed the interests of a few industries above the public health, well-being, and natural resources of the nation. Recent events in Flint and Toledo make it clear that the federal government has a vital role to play in protecting the integrity of our waters and we look forward to working with both parties to make progress.”


 







Related Resources

NWF Statement on President's Veto of S.J. 22
NWF Statement on Passage of S.J. 22
Poll: Hunters and Anglers Nationwide Support the Clean Water Rule

Get Involved

   Please leave this field empty

Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

Learn More
Regional Centers and Affiliates