House Committee passed the Greenhouse Gas bill

On May 21, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (chaired by Henry Waxman) passed the Greenhouse Gas Bill by a vote ocapitolf 33 to 25. He needed 30 votes to pass it. Thirty-two Democrats and one Republican voted for it with 4 Democrats and 21 Republicans voted against it. The bill now goes to the floor of the House for debate and vote.

It is pretty certain that the bill will pass the full House given the large Democratic majority. However, it is not all certain that the Senate will have the votes necessary to pass it.

Stay tuned.


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