GOP targets Biden gas export pause

“If it truly is open for amendments, there will be an amendment — and I will bring one on … stopping what the president has done with this,” Barrasso said during a press conference, referring to the administration’s pause on approving new natural gas export terminals.


The No. 3 Senate Republican’s proposed amendment could add to the complications faced by the bill, which includes funds for Israel, Ukraine and Indo-Pacific security.


The broader legislation cleared a procedural hurdle on Thursday after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pledged a “fair and open process” on amendments.


In addition, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) also said he was cosponsoring a bill “that would do the same thing — that would take [Energy Department] out of the equation and leave it just to [the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission].”


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