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 BaucusTrump has yet to travel west as president Healthcare profiles in courage and cowardice OPINION | On Trump-Russia probe, don’t underestimate Sen. Chuck Grassley 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 RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers 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 McConnellTrump’s isolation grows Ellison: Trump has 'level of sympathy' for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) that would permanently block EPA climate regulations.

All of the amendments are expected to fail.