Early Saturday morning, the House passed a continuing resolution that contains significant cuts to the EPA and a variety of other environmental programs.
Now, the battle over the CR and its anti-environmental provisions moves to the Senate, where Politico reports it "faces an uphill climb."
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) stated that "we in the Senate are reluctant to pass a CR that's loaded up with wish list items." Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has said that she is disinclined to support a bill full of riders, stating that she wants "as clean a CR as possible."
According to Politico, a number of Senate Democrats are insisting that the riders to the CR must be removed in order to pass a spending plan and thus avoid a government shutdown.