By Ben Whedon, Just the News
The bill comes as major asset managers such as Vanguard have bucked their ESG pledges citing fiduciary duty to their investors.
The Senate on Wednesday voted to block a Department of Labor rule allowing asset managers to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions, setting up a veto showdown with President Joe Biden, who has said he would veto such a motion should it reach his desk.
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, W-Va., and John Tester, Mont., joined Republicans in advancing the rule through the upper chamber, The Hill reported. Congressional termination of the rule did not require clearance of a 60-vote filibuster threshold.
The House passed the measure on Tuesday, meaning it will likely reach the president’s desk. It remains unclear whether Biden will follow through on his pledge to veto the legislation.