President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed back against efforts by the House to move a bill to protect the coal industry from a threat of climate change.
Trump told reporters at the White House that he is confident the bill passed by the Senate will not go to President Donald J. Trump for signing.
Trump, however, said he has confidence in the administration’s decision to move forward with the legislation.
Trump said the administration is moving forward because of the agreement reached by Senate Republicans in their efforts to tackle climate change.
“And I think it’s been a tremendous win for the American people,” Trump said.
The House passed the House bill last week.
The Senate is expected to vote on it soon.
The administration on Wednesday said it plans to send the bill to the Whitehouse for review before signing it.
“We are going to take a look at it and we’ll decide how to move this forward,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.
“I think it is a good first step.”
Sanders said the president and administration were confident the Senate would not pass the legislation, but added the president is focused on working with Congress on the issues that matter to the American public.