The Senate today shot down a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s cross-state power plant emissions rule that Texas lawmakers have criticized and the state has asked a court to block.
The resolution sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., needed 51 votes to pass but was defeated 41-56. Had the measure passed, it would have had a good chance of making it through the Republican-controlled House, which passed a measure in September to weaken the rule and delay it by several years. President Obama has threatened to veto both measures.
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