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S.J.Res. 23 (114th): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”.

Sponsor and status

Mitch McConnell

Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
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Oct 26, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Dec 18, 2015

This resolution was vetoed by the President on December 18, 2015 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


47 Cosponsors (46 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Disapproving EPA Rule on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Electric Utility Generating Units (Nov 17, 2015)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Huffman on House Blizzard of Legislation to Undermine the Clean Air Act: A stocking full of gifts to Big Oil, and a lump of coal for Americans and the rest of the world.
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] on Dec 3, 2015

    — Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33] on Dec 1, 2015

Vote Explanation for S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24.
    — Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on Dec 3, 2015

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Oct 26, 2015

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Nov 16, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 17, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Dec 1, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 18, 2015

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

S.J.Res. 23 (114th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 23. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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