WASHINGTON - U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order directing regulators to review the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “We all are in favor of clean water and clean air.  The president has put America first by eliminating burdensome regulations that were designed to increase the reach of the federal government on the daily lives of fellow Americans.  Unfortunately, the Waters of the United States rule was not about clean water but about overreaching into habitat protection and allowing the federal government to control private property."