Today one of my Republican colleagues introduced a proposal to brazenly overturn sound scientific work done by our nation's leading public health experts and prohibit the Environment Protection Agency from doing its job to protect the health and welfare of the American people. This extremely damaging proposal is a political stunt designed to effectively strip the EPA's power to curb harmful air pollution. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) proposal takes the form of a "Resolution of Disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act. It is so extreme that it would legally overturn scientists' very conclusion, based on decades of scientific study, …
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