The two measures, rolling back the Environmental Protection Agency's new emission rules for existing and new power plants, passed the chamber largely along party lines, with all but four Democrats opposed to each.
    
The so-called disapproval resolutions, which already passed the Republican-controlled Senate, dealt a largely symbolic yet harsh rebuke to Obama, who attended the start of a major UN climate summit in the French capital.
    
The White House has said Obama would veto the resolutions and Congress does not appear to have sufficient votes to override the veto.
    
Many conservatives in Congress deny that climate change is a result of human industry and agriculture, and have opposed emissions controls designed to slow global warming.
    
The far-reaching regulations form a core of Obama's efforts to reduce overall US greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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