The Senate voted Wednesday against four bills that would have thwarted the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. The measure introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., secured 50 votes, short of the 60 votes required to advance a filibuster-proof measure. Meanwhile, other EPA-related amendments to a small-business bill, as proposed by Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., failed to gain measurable support.
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