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"YES" ON THE MCCONNELL AMENDMENT (#183) TO THE SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH BILL (S 493)
The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "YES" on the McConnell amendment (#183) to the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S 493). We expect the amendment to be considered today or later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth's 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
This amendment would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning climate change.
After being unable to pass a massive cap and trade scheme through Congress, the Obama Administration is trying to implement it under the guise of the EPA's regulatory authority. But such sweeping changes in the law should originate from the Congress so this amendment explicitly prevents the Administration from doing it. Implementing any kind of regulations on greenhouse gases has the potential to stifle the economy, expand the government's bureaucracy, and kill jobs.
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