Earlier this week, joint resolutions were introduced in the House and the Senate that would block the Clean Power Plan and the New Source Performance Standards from going into effect under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which we discussed earlier here. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced S.J. Res. 23 on the NSPS, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced S.J. Res. 24 on the CPP. On the House side, Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced H.J. Res. 71 (NSPS) and H.J. Res. 72 (CPP). Even if passed by the House and Senate, these resolutions are subject to White House veto; as an override of the veto is unlikely, the resolutions are symbolic, with no compliance implications.
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