Bloomberg Law
July 19, 2022, 4:23 PM

Senate GOP Vies to Scrub Biden’s Environmental Permitting Rule

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

All 50 Senate Republicans on Tuesday kick-started the process of scrubbing the Biden administration’s environmental permitting rule.

The bid comes in the form of a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act. Under that statute, a simple majority vote in both the House and Senate within 60 days of a rule’s issuance strikes down the regulation. It also blocks the agency from ever issuing a “substantially similar” rule.

The effort faces long odds, largely because Democrats hold a majority in the House. But the legislation offers a potential window into GOP priorities if the party recaptures a majority ...

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