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McConnell on passage of Senate’s ARENA Act

“We will not sit back while this administration seeks to destroy our nation’s energy economy and the struggling workers and families that depend on it.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today issued the following statement after the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed Sen. Capito’s ARENA Act that would combat the EPA’s deeply regressive climate regulations:

“I commend the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman Inhofe for moving to combat the Obama Administration’s deeply regressive climate regulations by passing Sen. Capito’s ARENA Act that would prohibit these rules from moving forward until the courts have ruled on their legality. Like Kentucky, Sen. Capito’s state of West Virginia is on the front lines in the administration’s war on coal, and her bill would go a long way towards rolling back the EPA’s punishing climate rules.

“Earlier this year, I wrote to governors suggesting they fight back against these likely illegal regulations to avoid subjecting their citizens to such unnecessary hardship. As these regulations are published and wind their way through the courts, Congress will have opportunities to pursue additional avenues, such as CRA resolutions and appropriations riders. We will not sit back while this administration seeks to destroy our nation’s energy economy and the struggling workers and families who depend on it.”

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