Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiCommittee to vote on Zinke, Perry nominations Tuesday Trump, GOP set to battle on spending cuts What we learned from Rick Perry's confirmation hearing MORE (R-Alaska) is leading the effort on the Senate side. A formal resolution of disapproval is a rarely used tool allowed under the Congressional Review Act that provides a way for Congress to overturn regulations.
But such a resolution faces an uphill fight -- even if it passed both chambers, the resolution would require President Obama’s signature.
Sen. John KerryJohn KerryObama released 1M to Palestinians in final hours Fox News signs ex-Kerry adviser Marie Harf as contributor How Trump can defend the US against information warfare MORE (D-Mass.), a strong proponent of greenhouse gas cuts, reiterated his call Thursday for Congress to pass a climate bill in order to impose emissions curbs on its terms – not EPA’s.
“The Obama Administration is fiercely committed to climate action, and their endangerment finding sent Congress a clear signal: get moving. If Congress won’t legislate, the EPA will regulate,” said Kerry in a prepared statement. He is crafting a Senate climate bill with Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate panel votes to confirm Tillerson Overnight Defense: Trump nominates Air Force secretary | Senate clears CIA director | Details on first drone strike under Trump Rubio to vote for Tillerson MORE (R-S.C.).
EPA rules would not include “job protections and investment incentives” that lawmakers can provide, he added.