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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Yoder Statement on EPA Decision to Withdraw WOTUS Rule

Jun 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency’s withdrawal of the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States rule:

“This is a big win for Kansas farmers, ranchers, energy producers, and small business owners alike. The withdrawal of this burdensome rule – in tandem with the billions in regulatory relief already provided by Congress and the Trump Administration – will go a long way towards jump starting our economy on the whole, and especially help our farmers who have seen their income slashed in half over the last four years.”

According the United States Department of Agriculture, net farm income has fallen from $123 billion in 2013 to $62.3 billion in 2017.

Rep. Yoder serves on the Agriculture Subcommittee on House Appropriations.