2023 Recent Vote
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) sponsored S.J. Res 11, and Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX) sponsored identical H.J. Res 53, a joint Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal the EPA’s final rule “Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards.” This resolution would block crucial limits on health-harming pollution from heavy-duty trucks and any substantially similar regulations, which are vital in reducing emissions, safeguarding the environment, and protecting public health. Heavy-duty vehicles like long-haul trucks and diesel buses produce about 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and release dangerous air pollutants, including nitrogen oxides and particle pollution. Pollution from heavy-duty vehicles harms everyone but is especially dangerous for low-wealth communities and communities of color who live closest to major highways, freight hubs, and high-traffic areas. On June 21st, the Senate failed to override the president’s veto of S.J. Res 11 by a vote of 50-50 (Senate roll call vote 167) (a two-thirds majority vote is required to override a veto).