The White House issued a statement of administration regarding S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, saying it “strongly opposes” the measure sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).┬áThe Obama administration said the legislation would increase costs for permit seekers, threaten water quality and increase flood risk.

The Senate is debating the measure today, with a cloture vote scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The bill has 46 cosponsors.

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