Senators Lankford and Mullin support measure against administration’s tailpipe emissions rules


Oklahoma U.S. Sens.James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin were among those who voted Wednesday in support of a bill reversing the Biden administration’s climate regulations targeting car emissions.

The vote was 53-47 in support of the measure that targeted the regulations from the Federal Highway Administration to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. The measure was introduced in February by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

“Few things are more frustrating in government than un-elected bureaucrats asserting authority they don’t have and foisting federal mediocrity on the excellence of states,” argued Sen. Cramer during debate Wednesday on the Senate floor.

“The Senate will take up my bipartisan resolution that overturns the Biden administration’s obviously illegal rule that requires state departments of transportation to measure CO2 tailpipe emissions then set declining targets for vehicles traveling on the highway systems of their respective states,” he continued, reported Fox News.

With the support of Sens. Lankford and Mullin, the GOP Senators contended the Biden administration overstepped its congressional authority in issuing the regulations.

“The Biden administration should have never introduced this rule. But now we, the policymaking branch of government, must end it,” charged Sen. Cramer.

The White House responded by stating that if the bill wins support in the House, the President will veto it.