E&E Daily reports:
The Senate is set to vote today on a controversial proposal expanding incentives for natural gas vehicles that has split conservatives and moderate Republicans.
The “NAT GAS Act” will be one of several nongermane measures that will see a vote as the Senate tries to clear the 22 remaining amendments to its two-year, $109 billion transportation reauthorization bill. It remains unclear whether the measure will garner the needed 60 ayes, and conservatives are working hard to defeat it.
Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, co-sponsor Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said the amendment was “probably not going to pass,” a result he called “disappointing.” Burr pitched the bill along with Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada in November, building on a companion bill in the House…”
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