Landrieu cool to blocking EPA rules through small business bill

The small business measure on the Senate floor would provide a long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technical Transfer programs.

Landrieu voted last year for an unsuccessful measure to strip EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gases, and has said she may vote for Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) recent legislation that would have the same effect.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to attach Inhofe’s plan to the small business bill.

It is unclear when a vote on the amendment may occur.