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 InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeGOP senator on backing Moore: ‘It’s a numbers game’ Overnight Energy: Panel advances controversial Trump nominee | Ex-coal boss Blankenship to run for Senate | Dem commissioner joins energy regulator Senate panel advances controversial environmental nominee MORE’s (R-Okla.) recent legislation that would have the same effect.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE (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.