Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is planning an all-night session in the Senate Monday to discuss climate change, according to his staff.
The House on Thursday approved the latest Republican plan to jumpstart job creation — a bill that would set hard deadlines on environmental reviews that can delay construction projects for years.
The House voted 229-183 to override the proposed EPA rule.
Members of the House have voted to advance two energy bills, including one that puts timelines on environmental reviews on energy projects.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called on the Obama administration to allow more exports of natural gas, which he said is a move that would help weaken the influence of Russia.
Groups on the right are expected to urge opposition in a vote planned for Tuesday.
Republican leaders in the House next week will call up several energy bills that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said are a response to the rising cost of heating people's homes.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that reauthorizes a federal program aimed at assessing the effects of and responding to droughts.
The Senate passed the measure through a unanimous consent agreement before adjourning for the evening.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that President Obama has tried to “upend energy regulation,” and called on the Supreme Court to stop it.
McConnell made the remarks as the Supreme Court heard challenges to an Obama administration greenhouse gas regulation.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for federal security standards to be implemented at major power plants after a report showed a group of terrorists armed with rifles was almost able to take down part of the nation's power grid.
“Any potential weakness in this critical infrastructure is troubling and should be addressed immediately,” Schumer said. “This is not something that we can rely on the utility industry to do.”