Senator Chuck Grassley issued the following comment after the Senate failed to pass a resolution that would have blocked the EPA from moving forward with regulations on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. Grassley was an original cosponsor of the resolution.
"Our economy is sputtering and by not passing this resolution, Congress is ceding policy decisions that could have serious economic ramifications to a bureaucratic agency that is not accountable to the American people. The EPA is simply trying to bully Congress by saying, 'Either you pass a bill that will raise costs for American families and destroy jobs or we'll pass regulations that will be even worse.' The Obama administration has acknowledged this, but is still pushing forward. EPA's go it alone policy is a big problem for Iowa families and businesses who will be hit particularly hard because of Iowa's energy intensive economy, especially in agriculture and manufacturing."