On March 6, 2023, President Joe Biden issued his second veto since taking office.
The bipartisan resolution that would have reversed waterway regulations enacted by Biden's administration last month is no more.
The regulations walk back deregulation efforts implemented by the Trump Administration. Republicans and some Democrats in Congress thought that Biden's regulations were an egregious overreach of power and moved to slow him down.
Dirty Old Joe Biden would have none of it and waved his veto power in the face of common sense.
Of course, that's not how the White House portrayed it:
I just vetoed a bill that attempted to block our Administration from protecting our nation's waterways – a resource millions of Americans depend on – from destruction and pollution.
Let me be clear: Every American has a right to clean water.
This veto protects that right. pic.twitter.com/ozfOVu5HEq
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 6, 2023
The bill that Biden would eventually veto made it through the Senate with the support of 53 lawmakers. Four Democrats, one independent, and 48 Republicans endorsed the bill.
Once again, the President turned his back on Montana farmers and ranchers.
In his latest veto, Biden rejected the bipartisan effort to repeal his disastrous WOTUS rule and end federal overreach into our dry creek beds and mud puddles.
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) April 6, 2023
This unnecessary bureaucratic overreach was opposed by a bipartisan majority in the Senate. I will keep fighting these unfair, confusing, and costly regulations that create red tape for Hoosier farmers and builders.https://t.co/02AIr1wGgr
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) April 6, 2023