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House Committee Unanimously Approves Southerland Bill to Rein in ...

July 16, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s unanimous approval today of legislation he introduced to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from extending federal regulatory powers to almost any body of water in America. The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) preserves the successful federal-state partnership under the Clean Wat... Read More

Southerland Bill Prevents EPA Overregulation of America's Waters

July 11, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II introduced bipartisan legislation today to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their regulatory authority to almost any body of water in America, including ditches, pipes, watersheds, and farmland ponds. Southerland’s bill, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078), would stop this unprecedented federal power grab and uphold t... Read More

Southerland Unveils Legislation to Protect Oceans from Executive ...

July 7, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II hosted a press conference today at St. Andrews Marina in Panama City to highlight fisheries legislation he recently introduced in Congress. Southerland’s Marine Access and State Transparency (MAST) Act would rein in the President’s ability to shut down up to 780,000 square miles of ocean to fishing and energy exploration – or any future plans to do so elsewhere – without congressional authorization or the ... Read More

Southerland Hails Hobby Lobby Ruling

June 30, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that Hobby Lobby and other employers with religious objections can opt out of offering contraceptive coverage under Obamacare: “The Supreme Court’s ruling today is a victory for religious freedom and yet another blow to the President’s ill-conceived health care law. As a man of faith, I believe the American people shou... Read More