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Sen. McConnell Brings Upton/Inhofe anti-EPA Bill to Senate Floor

16 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Today, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Upton/Inhofe bill ??? which prevents scientists at the EPA from implementing commonsense safeguards against carbon pollution ??? as an amendment to a small business bill being considered by the Senate.

After speaking with Senator McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would allow a vote on the amendment today.

Speaking about the bill, Reid stated:

"The Senate [small business] bill creates jobs, and I don't know why they would want to divert attention from that," Reid told reporters in the Capitol. "We will debate it, we will have a vote on it in due time. It is something that I don't favor, I think his amendment is very, very misguided."

The Senate EPA debate can be viewed here.

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