Report: Congressional Republicans will consider use of Congressional Review Act to block GHG regs

A report in TheHill.com on Monday said that Congressional Republicans are considering the use of an obscure law in an attempt to block the Obama administration’s proposed greenhouse gas emission rules from taking effect.

The law at issue, known as the Congressional Review Act, has been successfully used only once. While a resolution in the Senate that call on it to block executive and independent agency regulations cannot be filibustered, the resolution could not become law without the President’s signature.

President Barack Obama warned during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night that he will veto efforts by the GOP-dominated Congress to undermine or block his administration’s planned regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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