U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) had planned to bring up the bill to prohibit the United States from participating in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme on Sept. 13, but some late deal-making derailed that plan.
"It became clear early this afternoon that a deal could be reached on Senator Thune's bill, thus the live UC request was not made on the Senate floor. We are now working on that deal with our colleagues on the other side of the aisle, and are hopeful that the bill will be agreed to go through the hotline process," an aide told POLITICO.
Earlier in the day on Sept. 13, Thune expressed frustration that as time ticks toward another recess, the widely supported bill was still stalled by a secret hold.