Senate tees up votes against Obama’s climate rules

By Timothy Cama, The Hill.

The Senate will vote as early as this week to block President Obama’s climate change rules for power plants.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that the resolutions, one of which he sponsors, were placed on the Senate floor calendar, lining up a vote soon.

The resolutions are written under the Congressional Review Act, a rarely used law that gives Congress a streamlined process for blocking regulations.