Reid won't commit to scheduling vote to block EPA climate rules

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama MORE (D-Nev.) said Tuesday it is not clear whether he will schedule a lame-duck vote on Sen. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers MORE’s (D-W.Va.) bill that would block looming Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules for two years.

Reid earlier this year pledged to Rockefeller that he would bring up the measure. But the Nevada senator told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday that it’s unclear if there’s enough time in the lame-duck session.

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“We are at a critical time here. It is real hard just to say ‘yeah, we can do this,’ because we have limited time to go through all the procedural motions. But if there is a way we can do it, I will be happy to work with him,” Reid said.

The two lawmakers are planning to meet Tuesday on the matter.

Rockefeller hinted earlier Tuesday that he will blame Republicans – not Reid – if the vote doesn’t come to pass in the waning weeks of this Congress.

“Maybe they will shut everything down so we can’t do anything,” Rockefeller told reporters, echoing his comments Monday.