Wednesday, March 16, 2011

House Committee Approves Bill to Repeal EPA Authority

On Tuesday March 15th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a measure that would repeal EPA authority to regulate Greenhouse gases. The measure is expected to receive approval from the larger House.

On the Senate side, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attached a similar amendment to a pending small business bill. Competing legislation has also been introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). 60 votes would be needed to advance the legislation on the Senate side and it is now entirely possible that those votes could be had.

The Obama Administration has signaled it would veto any stand-alone bill which would repeal EPA authority.

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