Senate Joint Resolution 53
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations".
Active
Active
Failed Senate on Oct 17, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Sep 9, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 17, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Joint Resolution
Joint Resolution
A form of legislative measure used to propose changes in law, or to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.J.Res. or S.J.Res. Concurrent resolutions and simple resolutions are other types of resolutions. Bill is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
53
Congress
116
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Maryland
Minnesota
California
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Washington
Failed
October 17, 2019
Type
Failed Passage
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

This joint resolution nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule that

  • repealed the Clean Power Plan, which established emission guidelines for states to follow in limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants;
  • finalized the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaced the Clean Power Plan with emission guidelines for states to use when developing plans to limit carbon dioxide; and
  • revised requirements that govern the process under which the EPA and states develop emission standards for pollutants emitted by existing stationary sources.
Text (1)
September 9, 2019
Actions (7)
10/17/2019
Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 53. Record Vote Number: 324.
10/17/2019
Failed of passage/not agreed to in Senate: Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 53. Record Vote Number: 324.
10/17/2019
Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S5859, S5862-5869)
10/17/2019
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (CR S5858)
10/17/2019
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/09/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
09/09/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 10, 2019 4:27:13 AM
Updated
Nov 1, 2019 4:59:20 AM