McConnell, GOP looking to scotch EPA carbon rules

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in serious political trouble in Kentucky. He's unpopular with just about everybody, and he is facing a serious challenge on his right from businessman and Tea Party stalwart Matt Bevin. McConnell see the EPA carbon rules as a serious threat to the Kentucky economy and he's ready to do just about anything to stop them. He and 39 other GOP Senators are looking to employ a little used parliamentary manuever to block the EPA rules before they even get started. Fox News: The Kentucky senator filed a formal resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, a rarely used provision that allows Congress to block executive branch regulations that Congress considers onerous. The EPA rules were published in the Federal Register last week. "Kentucky is facing a real crisis here," McConnell said Thursday in introducing the disapproval motion. Regulations imposed by the Obama administration have already cost hundreds of coal jobs in...(Read Full Post)