Republicans in Congress are launching bids to nullify Obama administration rules that would speed up unionelections and set new air pollution standards for the nation’s oldest and dirtiest power plants.
The rarely used tactic requires a simple majority for passage. Both have a chance at clearing the Senate, but a vote would force some Democrats to take a public stand on two volatile issues in an election year.
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For the power plant rule, a tough choice is facing Democrats from states with older coal plants that could be threatened with shutting down. They would be choosing between slashing pollution or jobs.
Read more at Official Wire. By Dina Cappiello and Sam Hananel, AP.