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S.J.Res. 53 (116th): 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”.

Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Sep 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Failed Senate on Oct 17, 2019

This resolution failed in the Senate on October 17, 2019.


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: S.J. Res. 53 – Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to “Repeal of the Clean Power Plan” (Oct 17, 2019)

What legislators are saying

Manchin statement on cra to nullify ace rule
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] on Oct 17, 2019

Murphy statement on failed climate change vote
    — Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on Oct 17, 2019

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Sep 9, 2019

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Oct 17, 2019
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

S.J.Res. 53 (116th) 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. 53. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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