By Andrew Restuccia - 03/31/11 06:39 PM EDT
“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 McConnellProgressive group changes tone on Kaine Trump hits Kaine on TPP: He supports a 'job killer' Clinton maps out first 100 days 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 InhofeFeds withdraw lesser prairie-chicken protections A GMO labeling law that doesn’t require English? No thanks! Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention 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 BaucusGlover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft Wyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny 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 RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem 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 StabenowDems to GOP: Admit Trump is 'unfit' to be president Senate Dems push Obama for more Iran transparency GMO labeling bill good for both environment and the poor 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.