Senate readies votes on repealing climate rules


The Senate is gearing up for a vote Tuesday or Wednesday on two resolutions to repeal President Obama's climate change rules for power plants.

Senators agreed to proceed by voice vote Tuesday on a resolution that would nullify the centerpiece of Obama's climate change agenda, called the Clean Power Plan.

"The Obama administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on the Senate floor ahead of the voice vote.

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