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Capito backs car rule CRA push

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

Capito in January. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Senate EPW ranking member Shelley Moore Capito came out today in support of a GOP effort to void President Biden's new car emissions rule.

Why it matters: The effort's gone from rank-and-file to committee leadership pretty quickly and is of rising importance to the GOP.

Catch up quick: Biden's final rules — which came out Wednesday — are another effort to appease business types while keeping climate activists happy.

  • The new tailpipe standards would substantially curb vehicles' emissions of greenhouse gases, particulate matter (PM 2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
  • We told you Tuesday that Sens. Pete Ricketts and Dan Sullivan were planning to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution against the rule.

What's happening: Capito put out a statement Wednesday saying she appreciates Ricketts and Sullivan leading the effort "to overturn this harmful rule."

What's next: Either the House Republican leadership schedules a vote, or senators somehow find a way to get the resolution onto the floor in their chamber.

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