The Senate will begin debating a bill that would give small businesses a way to pay for lawyers and environmental lawyers with a new “small business” lawyer salary.
The bill would allow small businesses to pay $100 an hour for an attorney or environmental lawyer, but they must also have a full-time equivalent in a non-law office to do so.
The law is aimed at helping small businesses who might not otherwise have access to attorneys and environmental attorneys in the field.
It would also provide for tax breaks for small businesses.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Rick Perry, has also championed the legislation.
A White House official told The Hill that the administration would support the legislation but that the final bill would not include a full tax credit.
Under the bill, small businesses would be eligible for up to $1 million in tax credits for attorneys, up to a maximum of $25,000 for a lawyer and up to an additional $100 million for an environmental lawyer.
An environmental lawyer can make up to 15 percent of their hourly income as a “part-time environmental attorney” under the law, according to the law.
Perry’s nomination has faced criticism from Democrats who say the bill will help wealthy people.
The president has called the bill “the biggest tax giveaway to the super rich in our history,” according to Politico.
On Tuesday, Perry spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, according a statement.
“The President will support legislation that provides certainty for our small businesses and protects our environment, and I look forward to working with him to get this legislation passed,” the statement said.