Senate sets vote to overturn Biden highway climate rule

By Manuel Quiñones | 04/10/2024 06:26 AM EDT

Two federal judges have ruled against the Federal Highway Administration action.

Sen. Kevin Cramer speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol.

The Senate will vote Wednesday on a resolution from Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) to overturn a Department of Transportation climate rule. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Senate will vote Wednesday on legislation to overturn one of the Biden administration’s landmark rules to address transportation’s climate impacts.

North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer’s S.J.Res. 61 seeks to undo the Federal Highway Administration mandate for state and local transportation officials to set emissions targets for federally funded projects.

The resolution — filed under the Congressional Review Act — will likely attract some moderate Democrats. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is a co-sponsor.


But even if it clears both the Senate and House, President Joe Biden would likely veto the measure — like he has several CRA proposals.