Thirty-four Republican senators have introduced a resolution to overturn a rule on cutting emissions for heavy-duty trucks. The rule was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December.
The EPA’s rule forces heavy-duty truck makers to reduce their trucks’ emissions, and it is more stringent by 80 percent compared to current standards.
Under the Congressional Review Act, a simple majority vote in both chambers of Congress can reverse recently finalized rules. Democrats hold a 51–49 majority in the Senate, while Republicans narrowly control the House.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R‑Neb.) and 33 other Republican senators say the Biden administration rule would be challenging to implement, would make the cost of a new truck difficult to afford for small businesses, and would increase supply ch …