Congressional Disapproval Resolutions Heading to the President

On December 1, the House passed resolutions to disapprove of the Clean Power Plan and the New Source Performance Standards under the Congressional Review Act.  The Senate passed these resolutions, S.J. Res. 23 (NSPS) and S.J. Res. 24 (CPP), on November 17.

While these bills would kill the rules if signed into law, President Obama will likely veto this legislation, rendering the action by the House and Senate largely symbolic.  A two-thirds vote in each house of Congress would be required to override a presidential veto, which appears to be lacking. The resolution to block the NSPS passed the House 235-188 and the Senate 52-46.  The resolution to block the CPP passed the House 242-180 and the Senate 52-46.

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