House panel to take up anti-climate rule resolutions Wednesday

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to advance two resolutions to block the Clean Power Plan after the White House announced President Obama would veto similar measures in the Senate.

The committee took opening statements Tuesday on two resolutions that would block greenhouse gas emissions limits on new and existing power plants. The Republican-dominated panel is expected to pass the resolutions and send them to the full House at a meeting Wednesday morning.

Using the Congressional Review Act, the resolutions would be a mostly symbolic measure to stop Obama's signature environmental regulation. The White House announced Tuesday afternoon Obama would veto Senate resolutions aiming to do the same thing, and it's unlikely either chamber would muster the two-thirds vote needed to override a veto.