Senate rejects Stabenow amendment to limit EPA climate authority

Stabenow’s amendment is the second EPA-related amendment to be rejected by the Senate Wednesday during consideration of small-business legislation.

Lawmakers previously rejected an amendment by Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusChanging of the guard at DC’s top lobby firm GOP hasn’t reached out to centrist Dem senators Five reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through MORE (D-Mont.) that would have exempted agriculture from EPA climate regulations and codified EPA’s “tailoring” rule, which exempts smaller emitters from the regulations.

The Senate will vote next on an amendment by 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.) to delay EPA climate regulations by two years. After that, they’ll vote for a GOP-backed amendment offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellDisconnect: Trump, GOP not on same page GOP senator: There will never be full U.S.-Mexico border wall Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut MORE (R-Ky.) that would permanently block EPA climate regulations.

All of the amendments are expected to fail.