Senate Democrats Defeat GOP Efforts to Block the EPA from Destroying US Industry

Senate Democrats today defeated a Republican effort to block the EPA from destroying American industry.
All but 4 democrats voted in favor of industry-crippling regulations that will obliterate US manufacturing.

Missouri liberal Claire McCaskill stood with democrats in supporting the new EPA industry-crippling regulations.

Huffington Post reported:

Senate Democrats have defeated a Republican effort to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling the gases blamed for global warming.

In a 50-50 vote, the Senate rejected a measure by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. It would have repealed a 2009 finding by federal scientists that climate change caused by greenhouse gases endangers human health and prevented the agency from using existing law to regulate them. The amendment – to a small business bill – needed 60 votes to pass.

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass an identical bill later Wednesday. The White House has threatened to veto it.


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