Environment & Energy Report

Senate Democrats Vow Vote to Repeal Trump Power Rule Rollback

Oct. 10, 2019, 7:18 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed Oct. 10 that Democrats would force a Senate floor vote to repeal the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken carbon pollution limits for U.S. power plants.

Democrats plan to launch the maneuver the week of Oct. 14, as Congress returns from a two-week recess, Schumer said. Democrats will try to leverage expedited floor procedures provided under the Congressional Review Act, a 1996 law signed by President Bill Clinton that gave Congress fast-track procedures for holding an up-or-down vote on final regulations, policy guidance, and other final agency actions.

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