WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-run House has passed a bill that critics say would emasculate protections for the air, workplace safety, children's toys and many other concerns.
Friday's 253-167 vote sends the bill to the Democratic Senate, which is unlikely to act on it.
Republicans insist the legislation would simply let the government seek lower-cost regulations. But Democrats and the White House said the aim was get rid of aggressive rules approved by the Obama administration
The White House issued a veto threat.