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Senate Rejects McConnell Amendment
Proposed Attachement Sought to Block EPA Regulations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Orator Network - April 7, 2011, 12:40 a.m., EST


WASHINGTON - Wednesday the U.S. Senate considered a series of amendments to S. 493, SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act, which would authorize more than $80 million for the two acronymed small business programs.

60 votes is necessary for each amendment (listed below) to be attached to the legislation, the most notable of which was the "McConnell Amendment", introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), to prohibit the EPA Administrator "from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change." The amendment failed 50-50 with 46 Republicans and four Democrats voting "yea". The lone GOP dissenter was Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

Here are the considered amendments and votes for Wednesday ...

Baucus (D-MT) Amdt. No. 236; To prohibit the regulation of greenhouse gases from certain sources - Rejected 7-93

Stabenow (D-MI) Amdt. No. 277; To suspend, for 2 years, any Environmental Protection Agency enforcement of greenhouse gas regulations, to exempt American agriculture from greenhouse gas regulations, and to increase the number of companies eligible to participate in the successful Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Program. - Rejected 7-93

Rockefeller (D-WV) Amdt. No. 215; To suspend, until the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, any Environmental Protection Agency action under the Clean Air Act with respect to carbon dioxide or methane pursuant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions. - Rejected 12-88

Coburn (R-OK) Amdt. No. 281; To save at least $20 million annually by ending federal unemployment payments to jobless millionaires and billionaires. - Agreed to 100-0

Inouye (D-HI) Amdt. No. 286; To provide for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit recommended rescissions in accordance with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 for Government programs and agencies with duplicative and overlapping missions. - Rejected 43-57

Coburn Amdt. No. 273; To save at least $5 billion by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping government programs. - Agreed to 64-36






























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