No Senate votes Thursday on amendments to block, limit EPA climate rules

“Sen. Coburn will continue to use all procedural means available to him to secure votes on his amendment,” Coburn spokesman John Hart said.

It's unclear when votes on the amendments will take place.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThe Memo: Winners and losers from the battle over health care GOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE (R-Ky.) has offered an amendment to the small-business bill that would permanently block EPA climate regulations. The amendment language mirrors a bill introduced by Sen. James InhofeJames InhofeRepeal of Obama drilling rule stalls in the Senate GOP senator: EPA 'brainwashing our kids' A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Okla.). Companion legislation passed a key House committee earlier this month, and a House vote is expected in the coming weeks.

There are three Democratic alternative amendments that may also get a floor vote.

An amendment by Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusGOP hasn’t reached out to centrist Dem senators Five reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination MORE (D-Mont.) would codify EPA plans to exempt small polluters from climate rules and exempt the agriculture sector from the rules. Sen. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers Lobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.) introduced an amendment to the bill that would delay EPA climate rules for two years. And Sen. Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Perdue says he will advocate for agriculture spending RNC drops six-figure ad buy for Supreme Court, healthcare fight MORE (D-Mich.) introduced an amendment that would delay EPA climate rules for two years as well as exempt agriculture from greenhouse-gas rules and boost a tax credit program for manufacturing green-energy equipment, among other provisions.