Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642
BIPARTISAN SENATE MAJORITY AGREES TO REIN IN OBAMA EPA ON GLOBAL WARMING
But Democratic Leaders Vote to Keep Obama's Job-Killing Regulations
Washington-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today in response to the vote on the motion to proceed to the Murkowski resolution to overturn EPA's endangerment finding:
"No matter how one interprets today's vote on the Murkowski resolution, one thing is absolutely clear: there is a bipartisan majority in the US Senate that supports either a delay of, or an outright ban on, the Obama EPA's job-killing global warming agenda," Senator Inhofe said.
"While I absolutely support overturning the endangerment finding, I also stand ready to work with my colleagues on alternative approaches that would give Congress more time to develop rational energy policies and restrain EPA's ability to impose backdoor energy taxes on the American people.
"The consequences of this issue are far too grave to stand down after today's vote. EPA's global warming agenda must be stopped."